Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 12:31 UTC
Gnome Have you ever been bitten by accidentally loading multiple instances of the same application in GNOME? When you click on the launcher of an already-running application in GNOME, it will load up another instance of the same application, instead of switching to the already running one. This can lead to bugs and other unforeseen behaviour, which of course isn't desirable. In GNOME 3, this issue has been resolved.
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Non GNOME Apps?
by maethorechannen on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 13:27 UTC
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2009-09-03

While I can see this being all well and good for apps from the gnome project itself, I don't see how this change will work well for independent apps. You can't expect everyone to conform to gnome's own vision.

Take VLC - it doesn't have a new window option and you can't guarantee that the VLC devs will implement it just for the gnome desktop.

I think this sort of behaviour should be user changeable on a per app basis, but the GNOME project seems to have a lot of antipathy towards user configurability so I doubt that will happen.

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