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How to run another instance of an application from the same Application Icon

post #1 of 4
Thread Starter 

How can i run another instance of the application  while the application is already running, by clicking on the application Icon in /Applications/.
I dont want to run it from /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/myapp

Can i link a script file containing statements
(1)open -n /Applications/myapp.app
or
(2)open -n /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/myapp

with the application icon click....

i have tried making changes in Info.plist of the application
key-Executable file    value-myapp    {present at /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/myapp}

changes
key-Executable file   value-launch.sh  {present at /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/launch.sh}

As i know an  Application Bundle on OS X  can only be started once.by simply copying the bundle the same application can be launched twice.

Is there any solution for the above problem

Thanks
Ankit
ankitverma05@gmail.com

post #2 of 4

OS X doesn't work like that. Copy the application, open it twice. This is better behavior.

 

Some even prevent you from doing this.

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Is there any apple documentation that says that the above behaviour is the default OS Behaviour and cannot be changed

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Originally Posted by ankitverma05 View Post
Is there any apple documentation that says that the above behaviour is the default OS Behaviour

 

No, but that's only because this is the only possible behavior allowed by the system. 


…cannot be changed

 

Right. Just copy the application and open the second one. I do that with HandBrake if I have multiple discs to rip at once. 

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