Disable Auto-Load?

As you know, when you open Scrivener for the very first time, you select a template and give it a file name. After that, every time you open Scrivener, it will start up with that project already open. This is useful, and I like it for when I am only working on one project at a time, however sometimes I have several scrivener projects on my plate.

While I know I can just go to (File > Recent Projects) and select the one I want, doing so opens an additional Scrivener window which requires closing the first one.

Instead of doing it that way, I was wondering if there was a way to have Scrivener open with no project loaded and the ability to choose which project to open or the option to create a new one.

I also read in some topics here in this forum which mentioned Scrivener crashing due to corrupted project files set to auto-load, so by disabling the auto-load, that could not happen.

Tools -> Options -> General

Untick “Open recent projects on launch” and tick “Show start panel when there are no projects open.”

Thanks, that was what I was looking for. :smiley: