View Full Version : [SOLVED] how to open two applications of the same kind in ubuntu 12.04?

October 5th, 2012, 11:41 PM
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,

David D.
October 6th, 2012, 01:26 AM
Try holding down the shift key while left clicking on the icon.

October 6th, 2012, 02:12 AM
some software have "single instance" property.
You can try: go to terminal , gksudo <name of software> to open with other user mode

October 6th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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.