By default, CTRL-TAB and SHIFT-CTRL-TAB don't operate in the same way that Google Chrome tab cycling does. For example, when you press CTRL-TAB it doesn't always cycle to the next open document.
Sublime Text is an awesome source code and text editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. Though not quite open source (and not free), Sublime supports the installation of enhancement plugins that are community-built and maintained.
With the release of Sublime Text 2, new files that are not in the same project are not opened in a new window. Fortunately, you can change this default behavior for Sublime Text 2 and Sublime Text 3.