[wingide-users] Single Instance
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
>> If that doesn't help, please let me know. There isn't a pref to turn
>> the instance reuse facility, but perhaps we need to add one.
> 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...
> Clicking on a code file should probably just add it to the current
> Anyway, didn't mean that as a rant. Just food for thought.
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