Settings I changed based on your advice:
1. I have disabled "close windows when quitting an app" in system preferences. In textmate preferences
2. I have enabled (actually it's the default setting) "open documents from last session". 

Steps I used to test:
1. I dragged a folder into textmate. 
2. Open a bash script file.
3. Quit textmate without closing any windows/files. 
4.  Reopen textmate.

Still the same problem.  My previously opened document didn't reopen automatically.

As a another test, I restarted macOS and still the same problem. I checked the settings I changed above and they are still what they are.

I'm on Catalina 10.15.6. I'm also running textmate 2.0.6.

Any more ideas? Thank you!

On Thu, Sep 10, 2020, 17:11 Jacob Carlborg via TextMate <> wrote:

On 10 Sep 2020, at 02:55, Jay Viper via TextMate <> wrote:

1. How do I auto reopen folders and documents that were open before I exited textmaté?

Open TextMate preferences. Click the “Files” tab. Make sure “Open documents from last session” is checked. You probably need to make sure the system settings allow this as well. Go to System Preferences -> General. Make sure “Close windows when quitting an app” is NOT checked.

There’s also a menu for the recently opened documents: File -> Open Recent.

2. How do I display the file browser on the left? 

Open TextMate preferences. Click the “Projects” tab. In the “Show file browser on” dropdown, select: “Left side”.

/Jacob Carlborg

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