starting with Pd-0.43, pd-gui checks whether it is already running and tries to reconnect to the existing one.
while this is ok in some situations, it is an issue in other situations:
- when starting multiple instances of Pd on different desktops (i'm using the xfce window manager), the new instance will automatically focus the desktop of the already-running instance, which makes it difficult to separate those instances again (assuming that each instance has a number of windows open on startup)
- when using pd-gui to connect to a remote pd-core (while another instance of Pd is running on the same machines) is practically prohibited by this behaviour
it would be great if one could turn of this feature (at least when starting from the cmdline; and esp. when a <remotehost>:<remotport> is given...currently there is onl a check for remotport>5400 (when starting without <remotehost>)