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I never get why some apps don't allow multiple instances of
themselves. There's good reason for some apps, but there are a lot of
apps out there where I just don't see why not, and I guess Scite falls
into that category. Anyone knows why?

2008/10/5 Tim Channon <>:
> Gavin Wraith wrote:
>> As a dedicated Lua user, and as a newcomer to Windows XP, I have been
>> delighted by SciTE, especially its configurability by Lua scripts.
>> But the Windows version has a fundamental drawback (I do not know
>> if versions on other platforms suffer the same): you can only view
>> one file at a time. I say "view", not "open". The whole purpose of a
>> desktop GUI is to be able to read information from various sources
>> simultaneously. I do not want to obscure the window in which I am
>> writing when I am consulting information in other windows; I need
>> to see all of them, at once. Lots of text-editors for Windows seem
>> to deny the purpose of a desktop in this way. Why is this?
> Yes this is an annoyance of scite.
> Think it needs to be an MDI application.
> Digging, found this, undated
> "I'm fairly hostile to MDI as it will require lots of changes and more
> complexity. If this is wanted then the best way would be to fork SciTE
> so I don't have to worry about it. There are other Scintilla based
> projects that are MDI such as Moleskine and Pythonwin."
> This is apt too (web mirror of google group)
> Not sure what this is
> "Thats why i've made a launcher, to arrange two instances of SciTE
> automatically."