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maurizio on 15 Jun 2011
Answered: aref yel on 12 Sep 2021
Hello everybody,
I am currently working with Matlab on two different machines. In one of these, all the opened m files are on different tabs in the same editor; in the other, every time I open a new m file, it shows up in a new editor. I would prefere much more the first option, but I can not find it in the preferences, and also the HELP does not help. Do you know where can I modify it?
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Jan on 15 Jun 2011
Which Matlab version and OS are you using? How do you "open a new m file"? From the command window per "edit", from the editor or by a double click in the Windows Explorer?

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Michael Katz
Michael Katz on 17 Jun 2011
Try docking the editors first. It's the south-east pointing arrow in the right of the menu bar. If Editor windows are undocked then new ones will open up undocked as well. You can dock together multiple Editors and then undock the whole group, so you could have the Editor in a separate window. It's a little tricky to set up, but once you do, new editors will open up in the (un)docked group.
Isabella Osetinsky-Tzidaki
Great! Thank you!

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Nnanyelugo Nwegbu
Nnanyelugo Nwegbu on 29 Aug 2019
I had the same problem. I resolved it by
> Undocking the editor
> Clicked on View Tab
> Clicked on drop down menu > Tabs position
Set the position you like from [Top, Bottom, Left, Right]. Mine was previously on "hide", so the reason I had the problem in the first place
Dock the editor
Amanda Basant
Amanda Basant on 19 May 2021
Having the same problem, I can't figure out how to do it, any tips?

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juan pf
juan pf on 26 Mar 2014
I am having the same problem in the 2012 version of Matlab and cannot dock all the mfiles together in one window. Do you have any idea how I do it?
Regards, Juan
GiWon Hong
GiWon Hong on 7 Jul 2017
thanks a lot.

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Stefan Bleeck
Stefan Bleeck on 7 Dec 2017
right click on the title of the m-file.

aref yel
aref yel on 12 Sep 2021
1- docked all file and view on the debuger
2- righclick on the panel editor and select undock
3- you can see a new window including those file
hint: dock the editor in the debuger and undock editor

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