Bug 433299 - evince will not open two instances of the same file on the screen
evince will not open two instances of the same file on the screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: evince (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kristian Høgsberg
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-02-18 09:42 EST by Charlie Bennett
Modified: 2008-02-20 11:44 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-18 11:12:03 EST
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Description Charlie Bennett 2008-02-18 09:42:10 EST
Description of problem:

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. % evince spc3r23.pdf
   Once evince window with the document comes up
2. % evince spc3r23.pdf
   Metacity throbs the Window-List icon for the other
Actual results:

Only once intance of the file is open at one time.

Expected results:

Multiple instances of the file.  This is important when
trying to code from specifications in the in 500-page
range where multiple distant pages of the document must
be visible simultaneously.

Additional info:

This fails the "Principle of Least Astonishment".
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-02-18 11:12:03 EST
File-Open a copy
Comment 2 Charlie Bennett 2008-02-20 11:44:25 EST
Thanks for pointing this out.  I'll build a copy redist to my
Fedora 6 users.

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