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Windows 7: New instance of a currently running program

12 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
New instance of a currently running program

Is there a hot key combination to open new instance of currently running window/program. I use Visual Studio and have a Microsoft Ergonomic 7000 keyboard. I us hot keys as much as possible because a mouse just slows you down. Some may disagree so I’ll give an analogy: using voice recognition to write a word doc is nowhere near as fast as using a key board. Every mouse action requires you leave the keyboard….

The Win (1,2,3,…) will open a program on the task bar, but it will only focus to the running instance if you use it again. Yes, clicking and holding will allow for you to open the new instance and that is what I’m doing now, but, again this requires a mouse.

Anyone have a solution?

YankeeImperialistDog (KES)

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