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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gnome-do already did
by aeischeid on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 15:43 UTC
aeischeid
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2009-05-25

Using Gnome-Do in docky mode already provided this functionality, a really good blend of task manager and launcher. it can also launch multiple windows for tasks with simple right click and select 'run'. It's been a while since I have tried the other popular docks (AWN and Cairo) but pretty sure they work similarly.

I am not sad to see this implemented by default in Gnome, it just seems like no big deal. I can't really foresee it affecting how I use my desktop at all.

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RE: gnome-do already did
by brianguertin on Thu 3rd Sep 2009 16:28 in reply to "gnome-do already did"
brianguertin Member since:
2009-02-02

Exactly what i was going to say.

Also, Docky launches new instances if you middle-click on the icon in the task bar, so it's basically perfect.

In my current desktop I have absolutely no panels, desktop icons or anything, just Gnome-Do in Docky mode. It's the perfect setup I think. I would show a screenshot but it would just be my wallpaper with nothing on it... (autohide)

Edited 2009-09-03 16:29 UTC

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