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Old 10-29-2020, 07:35 AM   #1
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Default Tip needed: How to open Reaper with blank project SOMETIMES

In general, I prefer the setting of "open last project" when Reaper opens. However, sometimes I'd like to start up Reaper with a fresh new project, and not have it load up the previous project (precious seconds of my life, gone!). Is there a way I can make a desktop shortcut with this command in it?

Is it possible to have my cake AND eat it to?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 10-29-2020, 07:43 AM   #2
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Possibly a shortcut with this switch:

reaper.exe -new

Found by running reaper.exe /?

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Old 10-29-2020, 07:48 AM   #3
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Holding down shift while starting up Reaper will give you a new, clean project.
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Old 10-29-2020, 12:37 PM   #4
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you could make a shortcut to your default template
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Old 10-29-2020, 01:27 PM   #5
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Holding down shift while starting up Reaper will give you a new, clean project.
hey that´s great thx!
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Old 10-30-2020, 01:40 AM   #6
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My Reaper program always open with a blank project. Where do you have to go to get it to open last project at the start-up?
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Old 10-30-2020, 01:53 AM   #7
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My Reaper program always open with a blank project. Where do you have to go to get it to open last project at the start-up?
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Old 10-30-2020, 03:18 AM   #8
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Thanks a lot Stella.
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Old 11-02-2020, 06:28 AM   #9
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Ya'll are fantastic! Thank you so much for your help!

I love that there's at least 3 ways to do it.
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Old 11-02-2020, 10:31 AM   #10
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Is there a way to open REAPER without any project open, including a blank one? Or does it require some sort of project to be open at all times?
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Old 11-02-2020, 11:24 AM   #11
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do you use windows? Nicholas posted some weeks ago this tip and I never be the same:
rightclick reaper if it is docked on your windows bar

(shows last open project and if you want start with a blank just open as normally )

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