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August 7th, 2010, 03:26 PM
Can someone give me step by step instructions on having Totem run multiple instances of its movie player... i had this going with --no-existing-sessions in ubuntu but since im on xfce i have no idea where to insert that command... thanks.

(running a minimalist 10.04 xfce4 install.)

August 9th, 2010, 08:24 AM

October 25th, 2010, 11:03 PM
i saw this somewhere. i am not sure if you figured it out already or not. just go to alacarte and edit the totem player properties and change the command to "totem --no-existing-session" instead of "totem %U" this will affect it when you click on it in nautilus too.

November 6th, 2012, 05:05 PM
That --no-existing-session command was removed from totem since 3.x.

I made a patch for re-enabling that command. Packages for quantal are availible here:


November 6th, 2012, 05:12 PM
Thanks for sharing and please do not post in threads that have not had activity for a year or longer, since this is an old thread it has been closed.