I think I remember someone once-upon-a-time (Like Ian maybe?) saying
that multiple instances was a defeatable within p99, either thru the ini
files or perhaps a registry setting...This would have been from when I
still worked out at NASA, so we're talking around 2000. Could be worth
checking the TechServ messagebase from the timeperiod beinning at
release of P99SE (when I grudgingly bought into the update from P98)
until my NASA tenure ended around Jun 1 of 2001, on search terms like
"Multiple" and "multiple instances".

-----Original Message-----
From: Dennis Saputelli [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
Sent: Thursday, July 22, 2004 11:58 PM
To: Protel EDA Forum
Subject: Re: [PEDA] stopping second instance of 99SE

oh well, thanks anyway Harry

but unless i missed something in my exhaustive :} 3 minute trial of
CONTROL LAUNCHER here is what i see:

the launcher they provide will not start a second copy of the launched
program if the default setting of 'one copy only'
is set and you use their program launch button

but if you dbl click on a DDB in 'explorer' a second copy is started up
as usual

i would think that it would be possible for a program to intercept the
file association program 'launching' process and prevent that but as for
now the search goes on (maybe i am the only one who wants this)

BTW
and on a vaguely related topic
has anyone tried ExplorerPlus ? 
http://www.novatix.com/
as i am always in search of a file manager to replace the hated (at
least by me) Windows Explorer i have found this prog and am so far
impressed enough that i actually shelled out the big bucks ($40) after
the free trial run

Dennis Saputelli


Harry Lemmens wrote:
> 
> Supposedly, this app will allow you to control this aspect of windows.

> I have not tried it myself. http://www.softaward.com/732.html
> 
> Actually, it should have been written into the application itself 
> (That is, to detect, and dis-allow a second instance of itself to be 
> launched!) Done correctly, it would have opened the DDB in the already
active session.
> 
> Cheers
> Harry
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Saputelli [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 11:11 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] stopping second instance of 99SE
> 
> is there any utility out there that will stop a second instance of a 
> program from running when you double click a data file with a file 
> associated which would start that program ?
> 
> sure would love that, seems like it would be feasible from the small 
> amount i know about this stuff
> 
> this desire is due to the all too frequent mishap of double clicking a

> DDB instead of or during dragging it to the title bar
> 
> after 2 copies are running i have found it a MUST to quit them both 
> and restart 99SE, else something goes screwy with the loaded libraries
> 
> i'm sure i posted this some time ago but thought i would try again
> 
> Dennis Saputelli
> 
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