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Thread: how to open two applications of the same kind in ubuntu 12.04?

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    how to open two applications of the same kind in ubuntu 12.04?

    Hi All,

    I've just upgraded to 12.04 and I'm trying to open 2 gvims at the same time but 12.04 does not do it. When I click on the quick-launch icon the second time, it just brings in front the first window opened before. For other applications I found that right click will give me the option of opening a second "new" one. But for gvim it just didn't happen.
    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance,
    Orsolya

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    Re: how to open two applications of the same kind in ubuntu 12.04?

    Try holding down the shift key while left clicking on the icon.
    David D.
    Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit on HP dv7-1267cl

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    Re: how to open two applications of the same kind in ubuntu 12.04?

    some software have "single instance" property.
    You can try: go to terminal , gksudo <name of software> to open with other user mode

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    Re: how to open two applications of the same kind in ubuntu 12.04?

    Both suggestions work! Thanks very much.

    For the command line option I also used Ctrl+D in terminal. This helped me to get rid of terminal window and end up with only the requested application window.

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