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casiopea
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More than one instance of the program open

Post by casiopea » Wed Jul 15, 2015 11:17 pm

Hi, I used to work with ACDsee but I moved to XNView when I switched to Mac.
I really like the program but I cant find the way of solving this issue.
I browse many images for my job, and sometimes I need to have more than one instance of the program open.
Tabs for images doesnt solve my needs, as I need to have more than one browser with thumbnails to browse at the same time.
Is there any possibility to do that?

thanks a lot!

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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by quapurna » Thu Jul 16, 2015 5:03 pm

For XnViewMP on Mac, do you have this option-item to uncheck?

Menu > Tools > Settings > General > General tab > "One instance of program only"

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casiopea
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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by casiopea » Sun Jul 19, 2015 3:22 pm

Thanks! that option is unchecked, so now, how do I manage to open a second instance of the program? thanks a lot

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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by quapurna » Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:54 pm

casiopea wrote:Thanks! that option is unchecked, so now, how do I manage to open a second instance of the program? thanks a lot

On Windows7, when xnviewmp is active, I can right-click its bar on Windows "Task Bar" and click "XnViewMP". The second instance will be active opening my default folder.

OR

In the first instance of xnviewmp, I can right-click an image (view mode) and/or a thumbnail/file name (browse mode) and select the context-menu item: "Open with" > "Associated program" (F3)

casiopea
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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by casiopea » Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:39 am

OK, thanks, but I´m working on Mac, which would be the procedure then? thanks a lot

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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by cday » Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:06 pm

casiopea wrote:OK, thanks, but I´m working on Mac, which would be the procedure then? thanks a lot
In Windows the procedure is simply to open the program [a second time] in the normal way, such as by clicking on the program icon on the Task bar, so presumably there is a Mac equivalent for that?

If that doesn't work, maybe a Mac user can help?

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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by casiopea » Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:06 pm

Any Mac user that has an idea of how to open more than one instance of the program?

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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by cday » Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:08 pm

casiopea wrote:Any Mac user that has an idea of how to open more than one instance of the program?
No response yet...

But Google is truely one of the wonders of the modern world, and a search 'open second instance of program mac' provides many results that look relevant, for instance:

How to open multiple instances of an application in OS X

How to Open Two Instances of an Application in OS X

Hopefully one of them will enable you to open two instances of XnViewMP. :D

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Re: More than one instance of the program open

Post by bucky » Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:17 am

This is how to open multiple instances of XnViewMp on Mac. From a Terminal command line:

open -n /Applications/XnViewMP.app/

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