Opening Multiple Projects
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IntelliJ IDEA allows you to work with several projects simultaneously, each one in a separate window. The projects are independent, and cannot share information, except for the Clipboard operations. All the projects run in the same instance of IntelliJ IDEA and use the same memory space.
Make sure that one of the options Open project in a new window or Confirm window to open project in in the System Settings page of the Settings/Preferences dialog is selected.
Opening project in a new window
To open a project in a new window, follow these steps
- Open a project, while another one is already open.
- Depending on the selected behavior:
- If the option Open project in a new window is selected, IntelliJ IDEA will silently open new project in a new window.
- If the option Confirm window to open project in is selected, IntelliJ IDEA will prompt you to specify whether you want to open project in a new window, or close the current project and reuse the existing window.