yes i know (drag)
but i fumble (or forget) a lot!

also!
2 copies is BAD
at least for us
the libraries loaded become very strange

Dennis Saputelli


Darcy Davis wrote:
> 
> Hey Dennis,
> 
> I can certainly understand your motivation here. We have a similar situation
> here, although I sometimes like being able to start more than one instance
> of 99SE as it allows me to reference one design on one monitor, and another
> on the other monitor.
> 
> Forgive me if you were already aware of this, but instead of double-clicking
> the .ddb file, you can drag and drop it right into whichever instance of
> Protel you're working out of. Works great so long as you can override your
> instinct to "double click."
> 
> Darcy Davis
> Design Engineer,
> Dynastream Innovations, Inc.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dennis Saputelli [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: July 26, 2004 11:15 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] stopping second instance of 99SE
> 
> i couldn't find the thread you mentioned either
> 
> i wrote protel support about this
> we will see if they answer, so far not yet
> 
> what is driving this in part is that we have a zillion projects
> all over the place in fairly complex directory structures
> 
> we often open mnay DDBs for either design reference or to swipe
> details or parts
> 
> if you use protel to drill around to open files, then aside
> from a lot of worthless time spent, it leaves protel
> pointing to the wrong folder for the next operation
> 
> we have a couple of good file managers that will pop us to the
> right spot with minimal fuss
> so the working method here is to locate the file then apply it to
> the app, works great for autocad and PDFs and most other progs
> 
> Dennis Saputelli
> 
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> >
> > Steve,
> >
> > I think you may have misunderstood me. IFF my memory serves me
> > correctly, the discussion was about disabling only the second execution,
> > not dis-associating the .ddb extension from Protel or otherwise
> > compromising the natural windows double-click execution of a program
> > based on association(s).
> >
> > Though admittedly, is there isn't another method, then what you're
> > suggesting is probably the only thing that Dennis can do to stop the
> > second (or third...) instance from occurring when a .ddb file is
> > double-clicked...
> >
> > aj
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Steve Wiseman [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> > Sent: Friday, July 23, 2004 6:49 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: Re: [PEDA] stopping second instance of 99SE
> >
> > 23/07/2004 16:51:09, <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >
> > >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..
> >
> > It's easy enough to just  stop .ddb , .sch, .prj, .pcb and whatever else
> > you're likely to double click on being associated with Protel.
> > Fire up regedt32 (from task manager, if you can't find it elsewhere),
> > then go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, SOFTWARE, Classes, and delete (click on,
> > then hit 'DEL') .ddb and all the others you fancy killing off. That'll
> > stop them launching Protel when you double-click, but Protel will still
> > be entirely happy to open them. job done, without all this messing about
> > with application launcher, counting copies, and the like. The icons may
> > no longer be as pretty in file manager. Tough.
> >
> > Steve
> 
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