Re: Opening files in new windows
- I can't find a way to get EditPlus to behave the way you want. There isn't a command line switch or DDE command to force a new instance. (Ironically, there's a command line switch to force the file to be opened in an existing instance!)
I don't know if I would call this a bug or just a difference in your expectations and Sangil's. I can see times when I'd want more than one instance, say for different projects, but not one for every file I open via the context menu, so I guess that I'm okay with the way that it works now.
Gee, I've been around too long: from SDI to MDI and back again!
--- In email@example.com, "marcoalef" <marcoalef@...> wrote:
> I'm having a very frustrating problem. I would like to open each file in different window, not in tab, but no matter what option I set it never happens. I found out that I have to have the "allow multiple instances" checkbox checked, and I do, and I can run different editplus instances, but when I run the main program through double clicking on editplus.exe file.
> But when I right click a txt file, and chose EditPlus, and then do the same with other file, they always open in the same window, under second tab. It drives me nuts.
> Is it a bug, or something wrong that I need to set? I use the latest version btw, so 3.40
- I have to agree that it would be very nice to have this feature. Currently,
we have "allow multiple instance", which works well as it is. The tabbed
MDI windows are okay, and I can force a separate instance manually but
awkwardly if I want documents in separate windows. But how about adding an
option for "open in new instance", such that double-clicking a txt file
opens it in a new instance of Editplus? Double-click to open two files
this way into Notepad and you'll see what I mean. I can think of several
reasons why this would be a nice option. When I close Editplus I often get
confused when it asks me if I want to first save fileA, then fileB, etc.,
This happens because I tend to open lots of temporary work files while
working with one or two important files. I've lost work and been frustrated
because I've quickly said "no" to the save prompt, when I actually did have
some content I didn't want to lose. There are times when I'd much rather
have separate windows for each file, and when I close one I don't affect
the others and I know exactly what I'm closing.
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