[wingide-users] Single Instance
Michael at Hipp.com
Mon Feb 4 13:09:26 MST 2008
Michael Foord wrote:
> 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.
To each his own, but could you explain exactly where this "standard
behaviour" is decided. Right off hand I can't think of any programs I
use regularly that behave this way.
> An application wide preference option would be the middle ground...
Yes. But more work on the Wing developers.
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