Let me answer my own question... it is working as designed.
When all else failed, I resorted to reading the Help where it clearly
says: /INST=InstanceID Opens a new instance of NoteTab (even if multiple
instances is disabled) or activates the instance matching the InstanceID
text. Use quotes around InstanceId if it contains spaces. Multiple
instances are disabled in instances opened through this method, *and
documents are not automatically reopened*. Example: NoteTab /INST="HTML
Once I removed the /INST= from my command line, problems (1) to (3) went
My understanding of multiple instances is/was flawed. In my default NTB
profile I do *not* enable multiple instances. I had assumed that meant
no other copy of NTB would open but this is not true. I am able to open
a separate copy of NTB as long as I use a different INI.
Regards, John M
----- Original message -----
From: "John Mitchell" <notetab@...
To: "notetab" <firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 16:13:48 +1000
Subject: [NTB] Multiple INI Questions
Prompted by a recent discussion on the Next Release list I created a
shortcut that uses a separate INI. It works as expected up to a point
but a number of things don't behave as I anticipated
1. It doesn't remember what files were open.
2. It doesn't remember the last used directory.
3. It always opens with a single blank file NoName03.txt.
In Options / General, Reload Open Documents is checked and in Options
/Files, Match Directory is checked.
Is this working as designed (Version 5, NTB Pro) or am I missing
Regards, John M