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Launch new instance when there is no instance open on current workspace

I am struggling with organizing my workspaces. I have one workspace per Project I am working on. Some applications I can fix to a single workspace, since they are only needed for a single project. ...
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Stop more than one instance of firefox from starting

I would like to prevent Firefox from starting more than one instance of itself. I start Firefox and before long, there are 3 or four "running instances". I looked at the situation using htop, but do ...
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What's the difference between Try Ubuntu and Install Ubuntu option in VirtualBox?

What is the difference between "Try Ubuntu" and "Install Ubuntu" option? I have VirtualBox on my Windows 10 and have downloaded Ubuntu ISO on my desktop. I have configured the VirtualBox and provide ...
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How to automatically launch new instance of a program in differenet workspace?

I want to automatically start a new instance of a program, if that program is not already running in that workspace, else if running maximize or open that program, and program should be only visible ...
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How to start two firefox instances in series

I would like to start two firefox windows one after another, but this wont work: firefox -p test & firefox --new-instance -p test & Because it throws an error and the second instance wont ...
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How to restore the pre-17.10 behaviour of gnome-calculator: opening multiple instances by middle-clicking in the Ubuntu dock? [duplicate]

In ubuntu 17.04 and earlier, a middle-click on the calculator icon in the launcher would start another instance of it, like it still does for most other programs. This does no longer work in 17.10/18....
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How can I run multiple instances of Telegram? [duplicate]

I am new to Linux and Ubuntu. I need to run multiple instances of desktop Telegram. I saw the answers in How can I use multiple accounts with Telegram? I do not understand how can I use the answer. ...
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list enabled service instances

I'd like to list all enabled service instances. The following lists enabled services, but only shows the service, and not individual instance: systemctl list-unit-files --state=enabled The ...
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How to group multiple instances of each application in taskbar/panel?

I am looking for a solution that can provide me "Windows"-like capability to group multiple instances of each application in ubuntu. I have looked at the solution to this question at some other ...
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Repeat whole line matches with grep for multiple instances on the same line

An offshoot from this question: While searching for the string "banana" from the following file, we would like 1,2,3 and 7 instances of lines 1,2,3 and 4 respectively. The number of grep outputs ...
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Ubuntu 16, Mysql 2.7, and multiple instances through systemd

I'm trying to set up multiples instances of MySQL following the Configuring Multiple MySQL Instances Using systemd section of this manual page. It seems pretty straight forward. I edited mysql.cnf to ...
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vlc wont play multiple instances

I read these instructions: https://wiki.videolan.org/How_to_play_multiple_instances_of_VLC/ and my settings are already that which are recommended. But when I go to open multiple windows, in vlc, ...
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Is it possible to install (have ready for use) different versions of VLC?

I want (and use) VLC 2.2 because I like one addon that does not work with previous versions. But my 2.2 version has a bug, losing sound sometimes when scrolling, so it would be useful to have at hand ...
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Install second mysql

I have a VM that has mysql 5.5.40 installed in it. And now i want to install mysql 5.6 without updating or replacing existing version. Means i want to use these two side by side. I have tried to ...
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Force one instance per workspace of an application

Ubuntu 14.04 uses Files to browse files. If I open a new folder (either with Launchy or clicking on a folder in the Desktop), I want it is open in a new tab. Right now, it is opened in a new separated ...
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Two instances of Conky keeps flickering

I would like to have two instances of conky running om my screen (possibly three later on) as I would like to show statistics from my two Raspberry Pi's. I'm running Xubuntu/XFCE4 by the way :) I ...
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Trying to run multiple instances of VLC

I'm a total noob at Linux (but I'm learning). I am trying to run a video presentation - but I need it to run THREE separate Mpeg or AVI videos at precisely the same time and in sync. I read http://...
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Upstart instance job on system reboot

I am using upstart instance jobs to start few of my services. The jobs are meant to have one instance per user i.e they take in the user name as the instance parameter. I have also configured them to ...
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optirun with running browser

Problem: I have a window of Firefox or of Chrome opened via the launcher in the menu and now I want to run another instance of the program that take advantages of my dedicated Nvidia card, via ...
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Is it possible to add an option to the context menu in nautilus to open media in an existing VLC instance?

I've unchecked VLC's option - 'only allow one instance', since it would help simultaneous playbacks. But sometimes it is desirable to just open a new file in the already running one. Is it possible to ...
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How to open a downloaded file with a running instance

I want to open a file that I download (using firefox) with a running instance, instead of it opening it a new instance. For example: If I have gedit open and I download a textfile how can I make ...
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Open another terminal window with the same SSH session as original window

Is there a way to open a terminal window ( or tab ) with another instance of an open SSH session ? EDIT: I have a terminal window with a remote ssh session into a server. I want to open a new tab ...
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How to open multiple instances of the bash Terminal?

Under Ubuntu 10 I could easily open as many Terminal instances as I needed, and I often need 6 or more. How can I do that in Ubuntu 12? When are they going to fix the bug that restricts me to only ...
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Name a Byobu session?

Is there a way to create identifiable Byobu sessions so that when I've got multiple sessions running, the byobu-select-session menu gives me a list of sessions I can recognize, as opposed to non-...
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How to show a window of an already active app when trying to open a new instance of that app

I know the question is a bit vague. I'll try to explain better below: My app (python/gtk) is mostly an indicator. Using this indicator you can choose to show/hide the main window. When I try to open ...
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How to open mutilple instances of the Terminal?

In former releases of Ubuntu, one could easily have an independent Terminal Window open in each workspace. For example, One could be used for editing program code, another compiling and linking and a ...
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How to run multiple instances of TICKR

See the bottom of TICKR Help. I have problems running multiple instances of the program "TICKR". However, I found a 'solution' on their website (link top), but it is too advanced for me. The ...
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How to open the same document in evince multiple times?

I want to open a PDF file multiple times with evince. I want to do this to be able to look at different sections of the same file at the same time. Every time I try to open the file again, it only ...
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How to remove nautilus side bar on some instances

i want to remove sidebar from nautilus, but not all the time , what i want is to remove it on a certain instance . the problem is when i remove it on an instance, it's removed from all other ...
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How can I launch multiple instances of Totem since 11.10?

Since Ubuntu 11.10, I can't use the --no-existing-session parameter that is used to launch multiple instances of Totem, because it has been removed from newest versions of Totem. Is there a new way ...
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Can't log into Skype: complains of the existence of another instance when there isn't one

Whenever I try to log into Skype in Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit, it always says "Sign in failed" and "Another Skype instance may exist", thus preventing me from being able to log in. I've had this kind of ...
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Recommended partitioning scheme considering upgrades, dual/triple booting, multi-distro, and software settings

Yes, this has been asked numerous times here, and Ive carefully read all the related questions. But very few focus on some of the issues that concerns me the most. So, given we now have a new Ubuntu ...
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Launch a second copy of an application using unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I start a second instance of a program from Unity's launcher? I figured out how to launch a second copy of an application using the keyboard, (Super+Shift+#) but ...
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2nd instance of Firefox does not obey GTK2 customizations

On Ubuntu 10.10 I started a 2nd instance of Firefox using the command: $ firefox -ProfileManager -no-remote & Created a new profile and everything works smoothly except for the fact that this ...
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How to set up multiple Tomcat instances?

Is there a proper way to run more than one tomcat instance on an Ubuntu server? I've done some searching and found two options: Download a zipped tomcat and manually deploy it. The obvious con is ...