Open multiple projects in one window with tabs?

I’m aware of the Cmd- keystroke to toggle between separate open project windows, but is there a way to open multiple projects in one window? I’m thinking of tabs (like Excel, or most web browsers) located on the bottom or top of the window that allow you to toggle back and forth between open projects. Perhaps a user could be given the choice of opening multiple projects in one windows, or new windows. The multiple windows Cmd- solution is workable, but I like to keep my desktop tidy. :slight_smile:

Apologies if this question has been asked before (it does seem like an obvious one), but I did not find it in search.

I thought about this one myself, but I failed to see much usefulness to it, but that just my way of thinking. I thought it it would be neat if the taps where in the binder section, but that means it would have to change the inspector too and, of course, so many other things behind the scenes that I don’t even want to think about.

I normally have two–sometimes three projects open at once, but in make I just assign them to there own space or desktop in OS X Lion.


No, there’s no way to do this, and nor will there be, I’m afraid, for good reasons. Scrivener is a Cocoa document-based application, and such programs are built on the paradigm of one document (project) per window. It would need a completely different infrastructure to support multiple projects tabbed in one window (i.e. a complete rewrite from the ground up of the core project handling code), and in doing so it would be going against the standards laid down for Mac applications by Apple. (Excel doesn’t have different projects open in different tabs but sheets that are part of the same document, for instance.)

Hope that makes sense!

All the best,