I have locked my Putty application to the sidebar so that when I click on it, it launches Putty. So lets say I then use it to ssh to a router, it will then launch a shell to that router. Now let's say I want to use Putty to ssh to another router. I try and click/use another instance of Putty using the sidebar GUI button of Putty, but nothing happens. I believe it's because it thinks the application is open in another window. But when I used Windows 7, I would just right click the application and click launch putty, which would bring up another instance of putty I could use to connect to another router. How can I mimic this same functionality in Ubuntu from the sidebar GUI button? Currently, I have to open up a new terminal & launch Putty from there in order to get another instance open, which makes my windows very clunky if I need to open 10 or 20 sessions to various network devices seen as I need 1 window to execute putty, and another window when putty ssh's to a network device. Seems silly to use twice as many windows as required.
You can use the normal terminal to ssh instead.
To launch the terminal use use the keyboard shortcut(Ctrl+Alt+T) or you can search for
terminal from the dash.
To ssh another machine, you can the command
The hostname can be the ip address of the router or the domain name if it has one.
Once you open a terminal and ssh to another machine it does not open another window.