[Geany] Multiple windows

Lex Trotman elextr at xxxxx
Fri Jul 30 23:27:34 UTC 2010

On 31 July 2010 00:56, Nick Treleaven <nick.treleaven at btinternet.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jul 2010 21:52:05 +1000
> Lex Trotman <elextr at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > I'm on Linux and have 8 virtual desktops and I often work on different
>> > projects on different desktops. If I run gedit from the command line
>> > gedit will start a new instance if there isn't already a running
>> > instance on the current virtual desktop.
>> >
>> > I know I can do 'geany -i <file>' to open a new instance, but I was
>> > wondering if the behaviour of Gedit could be matched with Geany.
> I'd also like this behaviour - I added a TODO item a while ago:
> o (per-workspace instances with socket support?)
> I don't know whether this is doable for Geany, more research needed.
>> Geany does not know about virtual desktops.  These are accessed with
>> Gnome specific libraries and would increase the dependencies of Geany
>> and would make it more complex to keep portable to all desktops and to
>> Windows.
> Maybe, but we're hopefully going to add some kind of X session support,
> so not sure this argument holds.

Welcome back Nick, good point, in that case I believe the
functionality is in libwnck


> Regards,
> Nick
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