Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 716356
the <control> click of gedit icon in gnome3 shell doesnt launch new instance of gedit just another tab
Last modified: 2013-02-13 16:42:22 EST
Description of problem:
when click the gedit icon the gedit program opens, yay.
when <control>click the gedit icon again
a new tab opens in the existing gedit
instead of opening a new instance of gedit with its own group of tabs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. click on gedit icon to launch gedit
2. hold <control> key while click on gedit icon to launch another gedit
3. repeat until you realize that its not opening new gedits but new tabs instead
4. bootup 3 more workstations so you can separate your tasks a bit
<control>click of gedit icon opens new tabs in existing gedit
making it impossible to organize various tasks into groups
because they are all in one window.
<control>click of gedit icon opens a new instance of gedit in its own window so it can have is own set of tabs unrelated to the other instances of gedit and their own sets of tabs.
had both gnome-shell-extensions-dock and awn installed at time
but the problem only seemed to be with gedit not the other programs i tried.
thought that this might have been by gnome3 shell design forced-simplicity
issue but it is not consistent with
some other programs responses in gnome3 shell.
for example, the <control>click launched separate instances of calculators
and terminals from the dock as expected, though wouldnt with gedits.
(i like the 'trying to be simpler' idea but this giant pile of files
approach is disorganized and thus not helpful so filing this bug.)
the gnome3-ish <control><click>launch still no work as of f16-gnome-rc2
( though the [cool_alternate_launch_method / temporary_workaround]
to drag the new gedit tab off of gedit to desktop
to generate its own window is actually easier, lol. )
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