Thanks Allan, this is really useful

I see its actually in the File menu, under New Tab. Not sure how I missed that

Good tip about the default file type too :)

On 24 June 2014 13:21, Allan Odgaard <> wrote:
On 24 Jun 2014, at 13:05, Carpii UK wrote:

If I have a project open, and create a new file (CMD+N), I notice when I
try to save it, it doesn't default to the projects directory. Is there a
way to adjust this?

Using ⌘N will create a new window which isn’t attached to any project.

Instead use ⌥⌘N to create a new (untitled) tab in the current project. The default save path for this will be the project folder or, if there is a file browser selection, the path for the selected item.

Hint: You can specify the default file type for new tabs, for example if you mostly create HTML files then put this in the project’s .tm_properties:

        [ attr.untitled ]
        fileType = 'text.html.basic'

Im wondering if its somehow related to projectDirectory in .tm_properties?
Most of mine are set to "$CWD" just because every example I saw uses that.

Not directly related, but you can probably remove all those settings from your .tm_properties files.

TextMate (now) assigns a project folder automatically based on the first folder you open. If you wish to change it, you can use the file browser’s drop-down menu (at the top) to select “Use «folder» as Project Folder”.

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