(each commmand can be invoked through the command pallete)
Add Project adds the current project to the project ring. An input field pops up that allows you to enter the desired name. Invoking the same command again simply gives the opportunity to refresh the project's state in the ring if the same name is used.
Rename Current Project simply changes the name of a project but does not update its current status. This exists for cases where you wish to keep the watched project's resources as they are but change only its name.
Delete Current Project deletes the current project from the project ring, if there is a current project. You can use this feature from the Toggle list using the Atom unrelated shortcut Alt-Shift-Delete. [ Note: This shortcut is not an Atom key binding but instead a key combination for which the filter input box of the Toggle list is listening. Additionally, the key combination may differ in various OSes such as OS X where, e.g., the Delete is triggered by Fn+Delete. ]
Toggle displays a list with all the projects currently in the project ring and a mini editor above to filter this list. You can choose a project either by filtering and typing enter or by clicking on it. These actions load its state in Atom. In particular, Atom's project directories will be set to the ones of the chosen project, the tree view state will be updated to reflect the expanded folders as when it was last saved and the project's associated files will be opened. A checkbox in the mini editor allows one to open the selected project in a new window.
Open Project Files opens a project's files (of course... :-) ) but does not actually load the chosen project's state. This means that the current project will remain current and the tree view will remain as is. This feature is useful to append one project's files to another project. This means that the opened files will be saved along with the current project's files (if a project had been previously loaded). To simply view a project's files without actually saving them in a project, use the Unload Current Project command (see below).
Open Multiple Projects allows one to chose multiple projects for opening. If the current window is not associated with a project, the first project to open will open in it and the rest of the projects will open in new windows.
Add Current File To Current Project adds the currently viewed file to the current project, if one has been loaded. If the file had been mark to always open (see below, Always Open Current File), it is added to the current project and associated only to it, i.e., it will not always open from that point on.
Open Files To Current Project opens a list with the currently open files that do not belong to any project and the files that belong to other projects in the project ring but not in the current one, if one has been loaded.
Ban Current File From Current Project removes the ability to automatically save and open the currently edited file. This can be undone by doing an explicit Add Current File To Current Project.
Ban Files From Current Project opens a list with any currently open file to select for banning in the current project.
Always Open Current File marks the currently viewed file so that it will always be opened when e.g., opening Atom or changing between projects. The file is first disassociated from any project and then added to the always open list. It will be removed from this list when it is closed.
Always Open Files opens a list with any currently open file to select for keeping it always open using the rules of the Always Open Current File above.
Unload Current Project, well, unlinks Atom from its current notion of project path. It is the opposite from opening a folder when Atom starts. This means that the tree view is emptied and that we can open another folder without Atom opening a new window for it. If a project had been loaded then it can be considered unloaded after this command has run. I.e., opening/closing files and manipulating the tree view after an Open Folder... will not mess anything up.
Edit Key Bindings opens a file, with the package's key bindings file, for you to edit at will. After editing this file you should use the command Window: Reload from the command palette or restart Atom.
Close Previous Project Files: If cheched, then loading a project which has files to open, will result in closing all the other projects' open files, but will leave any Always Open files or out-of-project-path files open.
File Pattern To Exclude From Hiding: If a file of folder matches the File Pattern To Hide and the File Pattern To Exclude From Hiding, then it is not hidden as a result.
Use File Pattern Hiding: Turns on/off the file pattern hiding feature. To quickly turn off the feature while, at the same, leaving the contents of File Pattern To Hide intact, uncheck this field.
Keep All Open Files Regardless Of Project: If checked, any opened file will be automatically opened again when Atom restarts again but it will not be associated with any project. This way, a changing projects simply changes Atom's notion of the project root path. If any open file is closed, it is removed from the list and not opened again when Atom restarts.
Keep Out Of Path Open Files In Current Project: Unless checked, files not belonging to the current project's file path are not saved in the project's state when opened.
Make The Current Project The Default At StartUp: If checked, when loading a project that project will be set as the default for when Atom restarts, just as if Project To Load At StartUp (see below) had been set with that project's alias as the value.
Project To Load At StartUp: Select a project from the dropdown list to have it automatically load when Atom starts.
Do Not Save And Restore Open Project Files: If checked, then a project's files will not be saved in the project's state as they are opened nor will they be restored when the project is loaded.
Save And Restore The Panes Layout: If checked the project description will also contain a map of the text editor panes. With such a map available, when selecting a project to load, the corresponding map with be used to recreate the panes layout.
Use Notifications: Turns on/off the notifications from various actions of Project Ring. Alerts are always produced, when necessary, regardless of this configuration option's value.
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