Is there any way to run multiple instances of gnome-system-monitor (System Monitor)? I often find myself needing to use it in multiple sessions (physical and remote) on the same machine, and I'd rather not have to run killall gnome-system-monitor every time.


yes you can do it. Open two terminal windows or terminal tabs then type there as gnome-system-monitor in two windows/tabs & remember change one user to root in your terminal and keep the user in other terminal as usual. so that you can have two system monitors opened.

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  • This doesn't work. Running the second instance, just brings the first instance to the top. – SimplySimon Aug 13 '13 at 16:49
  • I have updated @SimplySimon . please try now. – rɑːdʒɑ Aug 13 '13 at 16:54
  • You are welcome my friend. – rɑːdʒɑ Aug 14 '13 at 8:33

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