There's a bug (or feature) when I go to Projects and choose Open recent. It takes 2 minutes for the menu to pop out, all the while sublime is not responding. It was there in 2026 too, I haven't checked how far back I need to go for it to work, but I know it's been working before with at least one same size project in that list.
Let me know if you need more info to check it.
I'm on Win 7 (64)