[wingide-users] Single Instance

Michael Foord fuzzyman at voidspace.org.uk
Mon Feb 4 10:50:43 MST 2008

Michael Hipp wrote:
> Wingware Support wrote:
>> Michael Hipp wrote:
>>> I thought this was in preferences somewhere but I can't find it...
>>> Is there an option somewhere to allow Wing to run multiple instances 
>>> by clicking on a .wpr file (in Winders)? Presently it just blows 
>>> away whatever project I'm working on and loads the new project.
>>> If I have Wing open and click on another wpr file, I'd like it to 
>>> load another instance so I can have both open without the hassle of 
>>> having to start an "empty" instance of Wing.
>> You can force Wing to start a new instance with the command line option
>> --new
>> If that doesn't help, please let me know.  There isn't a pref to turn 
>> off
>> the instance reuse facility, but perhaps we need to add one.
> Thanks.
> I went into the "file associations" thing in Windows and added the 
> --new option to the 'open' action. And it seems to work great now.
> I'd suggest this should be the default behavior. When I'm working in 
> one project and I click on a different project file, the most likely 
> use case, IMHO, is that the user is wanting to open a different Window 
> to examine or copy some related code. Having it wholesale eradicate 
> what I'm currently working on falls outside the "least surprise" or 
> "first, do no harm" dictum.

-1. Current behaviour is standard behaviour for applications and 
certainly what I expect.

An application wide preference option would be the middle ground...

Michael Foord

> Clicking on a code file should probably just add it to the current 
> instance.
> Anyway, didn't mean that as a rant. Just food for thought.
> Michael
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