Run multiple instances of applications

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 by Phoon | Discussion: Windows Discussion

One thing that would occasionally frustrate me with Win 8 start menu (the native one, not a start 8 one) was the inability to launch 2 or more instances of an application by clicking the tile. One application that I do this with frequently is Putty. I would always have to explore to the programs executable and launch the second instance.

Well, here is a little registry tweak that will allow multiple instances to be launched (assuming that the application support it).

Go here.. http://teamwindows8.com/2013/04/launch-multiple-instances-of-app-from-start-screen-in-windows-8/

 

Or simply copy and paste this in to notepad. Save the file as a .reg type and launch it.

 

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ImmersiveShell\Launcher]
"DesktopAppsAlwaysLaunchNewInstance"=dword:00000001

 

Jafo
Reply #1 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 11:03 AM

But I thought Win8 was such a flawless GUI.....

moshi
Reply #2 Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 PM

why would you open (any) start menu or the "modern" dashboard a second, third, etc. time?

just middle-click the taskbar icon.

Phoon
Reply #3 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:25 PM

moshi
just middle-click the taskbar icon.

dang moshi.. i didn't even know about that one. Thanks..!!

 

But I thought Win8 was such a flawless GUI..

It's better than a bastardized backward step for the unimaginative and lethargic. Just ask any sheepherder... 

RedneckDude
Reply #4 Wednesday, July 16, 2014 6:44 PM

Phoon
Quoting Jafo, reply 1But I thought Win8 was such a flawless GUI..
It's better than a bastardized backward step for the unimaginative and lethargic. Just ask any sheepherder...

 

Hey, now. Leave me outta this!

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