On Dec 16, 7:00 pm, Daniel <d...@albury.nospam.net.au> wrote:
> Jay Garcia wrote:
> > On 16.12.2008 09:49, steveinseattle wrote:
> >   --- Original Message ---
> >> Maybe I've not described my problem well enough.  I have searched the
> >> forums but maybe I missed it but I'm very much hoping to hear from
> >> someone as I don't have a solution.
> >> My ideal HTML editor is in fact Composer.  It is WYSIWIG, does just
> >> what I need to do basic document authoring tasks (bullets, tables
> >> paragraphs) and gives HTML source access for those occasions when you
> >> need more.
> >> But the world is amazingly sorely lacking this type of editor.  Tools
> >> designed for WYSIWIG editors generally generate garbage HTML by trying
> >> to overcontrol the layout with styles.   The couple of tools out there
> >> that are reasonable are hundreds of $$ (hello Adobe!).   But then
> >> there is Composer - an awesome tool for business users to generate
> >> truly cross-platform documents.
> >> Why not provide an way to launch each app in the SeaMonkey Suite
> >> separately??   And specifically be able to load a document via
> >> standard "Open With.." methods in each OS?
> >> As far as I can tell, the current distribution DOES NOT because the
> >> command line options insist that a current instance is open and you
> >> can't open another.  I'm not even sure why the heck the cmd lines does
> >> this.  Since the product never allows you to open multiple profiles at
> >> once, why the heck would it not just load the document in the current
> >> profile?
> >> IMO, this behavior is a bug.  I'd like feedback from the community
> >> before logging on.
> >> -- Steve
> > Well, since you failed to quote anything from previous replies, I'll
> > take a stab at it.
> > Use the command line switch -edit, for example:
> > "<path>/seamonkey.exe" -edit
> > Create a shortcut just for that switch. SM does not have to be open and
> > already running, composer will open.
> Jay, I think Steve's main problem was that he not only wanted to start
> the Composer, but that he wanted to have it open with a particular html
> file already loaded, rather than just opening the composer and then
> File|Open
> --
> Daniel
> (using his sister's computer)
> (Test driving SM 2.x)

Thanks.  That's exactly what I'm trying to do.  I'm looking for
something like this:

   "<path>/seamonkey.exe" -edit "<path+filename>"

I was aware of the suggested syntax by Jay of using the -edit command
line flag.  Fundamentally, the problem with that approach is that if
you have SeaMonkey open (even the browser and not Composer), you get
the error:
 "A copy of SeaMonkey is already open.  Only one copy of SeaMonkey can
be open at a time."

The solution needs to work such that multiple windows of Composer may
be open with other documents and I can still launch a document in a
new window of Composer.

I've also tried to use the -remote functionality documented here:
http://www.mozilla.org/unix/remote.html.  This does not work for
SeaMonkey Composer.  Surprisingly, it does not even work for the
SeaMonkey browser (I get the error about "copy of SeaMonkey is already
open").  Sigh...

Thanks in advance for any ideas.
-- Steve

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