PhpStorm displays the Welcome screen, when no project is opened. From this screen, you can quickly access the major starting points of PhpStorm. Welcome screen appears, when you close the current project in the only instance of PhpStorm. If you are working with multiple projects, closing a project results in closing the PhpStorm window, in which it was running, except for the last one.
Welcome screen is divided into the following sections: Quick Start, and Recent Projects .
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- Quick Start
- Use the links of this section to create a new project, open project, create a project from existing sources or check out a project from version control.
- Recent Projects
- Use the links in this section to reopen one of the recent projects.