When I see the screenshots on Github then I have to conclude that my code editor looks a bit different:

code editor

Between the "Open file" button and the "Save file"-button in the left top corner of the image should appear the "Project/folder"-button. I can toggle the sidebar, but that is not useful without a project.

This code-editor came with elementary OS and I did not install it myself. Do I have to uninstall and install it again to get this functionality? Or do I need to install a plugin?

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Actually the io.elementary.code works as expected. You just need to open a folder inside it which is called a workspace/project

Try the following command for elementary OS 5.1 Hera

io.elementary.code ~enter image description here

So to answer your question Look at the bottom left corner of the screenshot I attached. That's the open Project button


Also, make sure the sidebar is turned on

  • Thank you @AbdElraouf Sabri. This works for me. I still don't see the button in the top left corner, though. But the button in the bottom left corner does the same.
    – Silex
    Feb 6, 2020 at 9:40
  • That may be a theming issue, cuz the button does exist but in the bottom left corner
    – abd3lraouf
    Feb 6, 2020 at 11:55

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