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In Linux Mint Debian Edition 4, is it possible to open multiple instances of an application by clicking multiple times on its panel shortcut? Currently, I can only open one instance and clicking on the panel shortcut minimizes/maximizes the window. With desktop shortcuts, this works without problem.

  • First of all some applications do not support multiple instances. Also what do you see when right-clicking the panel shortcut? – Rayleigh Jul 14 '20 at 15:35
  • I see this: ibb.co/TrRH4Fb – david Jul 14 '20 at 16:03
  • How can an application "not support" multiple instances? If I (or the OS) decides to open multiple instances, what mechanism can prevent me (or the OS) from doing so? No application should have that kind of control or at least it should be possible to crowbar it – david Jul 14 '20 at 16:05
  • Each application, that doesn't "support" this, has it's reasons. Try for example doing this with audacity. Now to be clear, there are always workarounds. – Rayleigh Jul 14 '20 at 16:12
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    Does this happen in all applications, or just a few? For example when right-clicking Firefox does it show the "New Window" option? If so what applications have that problem? Is it just the file manager? – Rayleigh Jul 14 '20 at 17:20

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