Isolating Applications

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by valmilu, Sep 30, 2008.

  1. valmilu macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Is there anyway on a mac you can make several of the same applications run but only interact with one instance of the application they are supposed to work with for example

    Program 1 => Application 1
    Program 2 => Application 2
    Program 3 => Application 3

    So program 1 doesn't interact with application 2, it only interacts with application 1 and thats it.
    Is there anyway to do this?
  2. soberbrain macrumors 65816


    May 9, 2008

    *Detailed questions yield detailed answers (AKA "What exactly are you trying to do?)
  3. todd2000 macrumors 68000

    Nov 14, 2005
    Danville, VA
    If I understand this right you want to have 3 instances of an app (lets say Safari) open but have them be separate so lets say you have like 5 windows open in each Instance, you can quit one instance and only close 5 windows instead of all 15? Am I understanding this right?

    If so you can just make duplicates of Safari in the Applications folder, and open them all. I recommend naming then Safari 1, 2, 3. Of course they will only appear that way in the dock, the Menu Bar will still just say Safari, so be careful which ones your quitting if you have more then one open.

    Legal Note: I know this works, but Im not sure if it will screw anything up, use at your own risk.
  4. valmilu thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 30, 2008
    Thats sort of it I want three instances of Safari running but lets say there is a thing for safari that makes it automatically load a specific webpage, I want safari #1 to load and safari #2 to load, is there anyway to specify it so that one of the apps only works with a certain instance of the other app(safari #1) and not with another instance of the other app(safari #2).

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