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Windows 7: What do you guys think?

06 Jun 2009   #1
mxosder16

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
What do you guys think?

Unfortunately i think I've had this idea too late but maybe for windows 8

I was thinking of how to open a new instance of an already open program other than the right click on the icon.
How about if you were hover over the icon, and when the thumbnail preview comes up you just click and hold it, then 'drag' it to the right to make a new window?

Maybe those of you who are close to MS can talk to someone on my behalf because i don't know anyone

What do you guys think?
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06 Jun 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Sounds like an excellent idea, and I am sure the geeks at MS could make it happen. Here is another one: in the music library it would be nice if you were able to make each column a different color as you can in an Excel spreadsheet; that would be cool.
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06 Jun 2009   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

I know it's not exactly what you're after but if you press [Shift]+[Alt] then click the Taskbar icon then it opens a second + instance of the app.

I've just tested it in IE & Windows Explorer & it works
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06 Jun 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Or if you click the middle, (wheel), button it opens another instance
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06 Jun 2009   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Or if you click the middle, (wheel), button it opens another instance
i have no wheel.....only a touchpad LOL
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06 Jun 2009   #6
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Desktop FTW

It could be worse you could have a MAC no right button
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06 Jun 2009   #7
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
launching second instance of apps

Guys

What about win + number. For the first five icons on taskbar. created 6 instances of FF and 2 of winmail. Too bad it doesn't do that for all numbers on taskbar. Maybe a reg edit? would fix it

Ken
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06 Jun 2009   #8
Orbital Shark

 
 

Unfortunately (in my case) [Win]+[Number] only opens 1 instance of the app then minimize/maximize with every other key press.
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06 Jun 2009   #9
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

To all who have posted, thanks for the information. Tested each and they work great. I like having two to three spreadsheets open at the same time, and the alt+shift is an excellent tool.
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06 Jun 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

hey OS
maybe it was a bug that M$ fixed in 7201. The only exception is an audio app called audacy. Heres 5 FF
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