How to open new program instance in windows 7

April 24th, 2009

If you have launched one instance of a program but want to start another one, you can do it from the start menu again. But tt’s much quicker and easier to just hold down Shift key and click on the program’s icon (or middle-click it), and the system will start a new instance for you.

For example,You are opening one Notepad,if you want to open another one,just hold on Shift key then click on the Notepad icon on taskbar,a new Notepad window will appear.Try it,you will find it’s very useful.

One Response to “How to open new program instance in windows 7”

  1. conmimente says:

    this does not work for programs such as winamp or tweet deck that do not allow multiple instances of them to be opened. Is there anyway to open multiple instances of these programs?

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