Change left-click behaviour from task switching to launching another instance?

Asked by Klauspeter on 2013-07-26

Hi,

is there a way to get plank to launch another instance of the program on left click?

Right now, it switches to the current open window of that launcher item. For example, I would like to launch several termial windows from plank, which is currently not possible.

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Robert Dyer
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2013-07-27
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2013-07-26
Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #1

Not without modifying the source and recompiling.

Best Robert Dyer (psybers) said : #2

I'm not sure if you are aware, but you can launch another instance with *middle* click.

Klauspeter (janzomaster) said : #3

Thanks Robert Dyer, that solved my question.

Klauspeter (janzomaster) said : #4

I wasn't aware of that. Is there a documentation site that lists such things? Couldn't find one.

Also, using Ctrl+Left-click will open a new instance. Just in case your middle click is being dodgy.

Klauspeter (janzomaster) said : #6

Oh, that's also very helpful, especially on my laptop which doesn't have a middel-trackpad button!