[Godot UI] What is this list showing me?

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:bust_in_silhouette: Asked By jeancallisti

So I’ve opened this project that is not mine, and than clicked on a scene (.tscn).

Look at this picture.

  • On the bottom left, there’s the file system. That’s simple : These are files on the hard drive.
  • On the right, there’s the scene tree. I understand what that is.

But… What is the list of files in the red rectangle? They don’t seem to match the files used in the current scene (there is more in that list) and they don’t seem to match a specific folder of the resources either. What is that list?

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: rustyStriker

The list in the red rectangle is a list of all the scripts, you can jump between scripts there without jumping between scenes

it’s like tabs in chrome, but with scripts instead of web pages, you can close them by using ctrl + W

But it’s not true though. Or there is a misunderstanding.

Look at the list on the left : There are more scripts there than in the list that allegedly shows “all the scripts”.

So, what exactly does that damn list show?

jeancallisti | 2019-09-01 14:58

Found it. It’s the list of the scripts that have been open at one point or another. It’s probably what you meant but it wasn’t clear to me.

  • They stay “open” (they keep appearing in that list) even if you close
    the scene.
  • You need to close the files with File–>Close All to
    empty that list.


jeancallisti | 2019-09-01 15:48

:bust_in_silhouette: Reply From: jeancallisti

This is the list of all script files that are currently open (i.e. that have been open and not closed at one point in time), regardless of the scene currently open.