Running Multiple Instances of the Same Program

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DanielNTX, Nov 17, 2005.

  1. DanielNTX macrumors regular

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    How do you run multiple instances in OS X? Like I'm using the Microsoft Remote Desktop Client and I want to connect to multiple machines at the same time, but I can't. It only opens once. In Windows XP, I can open multiple terminal sessions and multiple notepad windows at the same time.

    Is there some key combination + mouse click to start a new instance?
     
  2. belvdr macrumors 601

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    Copy the program multiple times and then launch each of those separately. This is one of my annoyances with OS X as well.
     
  3. Nermal Moderator

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    Command-N. This won't work with RDC though, so you'll either need to make a copy of the app, or launch multiple instances from Terminal.
     
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    I am looking for a way to do this. Has anyone figured it out since 5 years ago? Command N doesn't seem to work
     
  5. sammich macrumors 601

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    Have you got the latest version? I'm on 2.0.1 and I can connect to at least 2 (didn't try more) computers.
     
  6. drumcat macrumors 6502

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    save

    Just save the RDC as an individual file. Then make a folder of those, and run each one. It works fine for me.
     

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