When closing only open sketch, IDE exists

With the old IDE, when I close the only sketch I have open, the IDE stays open - that is, I still have an Arduino menu bar at the top.

With the BETA version, when I close all the sketches, the IDE closes completely, and I have to restart it to open another sketch.

This may be by design, however, I prefer the former option, that leaves the IDE open until I exit from the program. Often, I end up referencing many sketches at a time and then start closing them as I no longer need the reference, if I accidentally close them all, then I have to restart the IDE. Also, anecdotally, I believe this is how many other macOS apps behave - they stay open until explicitly closed.

Just a thought!

I am using macOS Big Sur, and BETA Version: 2.0.0-beta.7

I fully agree! I always want to avoid the very long loading time of the IDE.

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I also agree.

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There is now a proposed fix for this:

I followed your link to issue #487 which led to another link to issue #91
But never found the proposed fix.

https://github.com/arduino/arduino-ide/pull/487 is the proposal.

It is a GitHub pull request, not an issue. You can see the diff for the changes to the code that would occur if it was accepted here: