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VixinG

Run multiple windows of same program

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Hi, I am curious if is that possible with AutoIt to run two same applications, which normally can't be opened multiple times.

For example SciTE or Notepad++ or Fraps. Whenever I try to open them second time, nothing happens.

There are several applications which couldn't be opened multiple times and they were giving an error. I remember I had a 'In-files browser' which was searching through the TXT files for a string and I couldn't open it twice, because of error: "<Program name> is already opened!".

How can I pass that and open an app multiple times? (multiple windows without error)


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VixinG,

In the case of SciTE, you need to add this line to your SciTEUser properties file (<Options - Open User Options File>) to get multiple instances:

check.if.already.open=0

I imagine that the other apps will have similar options - or will not allow multiple instances as was the case with your browser. I do not see how AutoIt could override this behaviour - all it does is launch the app. ;)

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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I found that these applications are checking for other instances upon loading (find window etc). Maybe can I run them (temporarily) in a GUI and after load throw them back to normal? Possible?


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VixinG,

I would imagine the apps are checking for already running processes, not GUIs - in which case embedding them will make no difference. But you could always try. ;)

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Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind._______My UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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Hi, VixinG. One suggestion would be to look into virtualizing the application itself. Take a look at something like Symantec's Software Virtualization platform (free). Once you virtualize the application, you can run multiple instances of it, or even different versions (IE 6, 7, and 8 on one machine, for example).


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