#140 New document

v1.0_(example)
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nobody
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2014-07-23
2014-07-23
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I can't open 2 instances of xournal.
Actually it's possible to annotate multiples .pdfs but I could not open one xournal for annotation and another for a regular use.

Discussion

  • Denis Auroux

    Denis Auroux - 2014-07-23

    Huh??? If you open a terminal, type "xournal &" once, press enter, type
    "xournal &" again, press enter, I am willing to bet that you will get
    two instances of xournal. I suspect the problem is with your desktop
    environment.

    If you are using Gnome 3, this is a general issue with the Gnome Shell.
    The default behavior when you click on an application icon is to assume
    that you will never want more than one of the same application. (Why? No
    idea). To open a new instance of an application instead of just
    switching to an existing instance, you can either press Control+click on
    the xournal icon; or Right-click on the xournal icon and choose "new
    window"; or there are a few other ways. I think Unity has a similar
    trick. I don't know if KDE has the same idiocy or not.

    Denis

     
  • Leandro Heck

    Leandro Heck - 2014-07-23

    I am using unity (default ubuntu 14.04) and there is no option to open new xournal on right-click.
    Ok, from terminal it is possible.
    However, this does not work with neither the "new" button inside xournal nor with the "ctrl+n" shortcut.

     
  • Denis Auroux

    Denis Auroux - 2014-07-23
    • status: open --> closed
     
  • Denis Auroux

    Denis Auroux - 2014-07-23

    According to the Unity FAQs, it's middle-click on the icon, or for a keyboard shortcut, shift-win-{1,2,3,...,0} depending on the position of the xournal icon in the unity launcher. If that's not sufficiently intuitive or well documented, file a bug against Unity.

    Control+N within xournal only clears the document to open a new one in the current window (same as File-Open and File-Annotate PDF: those also work on the current window). Opening new instances of xournal (or any other single-document application) so you can have other windows in which to open other documents simultaneously is the job of the desktop environment, not of the application itself.

    I will now close this bug report since it's really not a xournal bug.
    Denis

     
  • Leandro Heck

    Leandro Heck - 2014-07-23

    Ok, the middle-click works fine, thanks!

     

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