Windows 7: Easily Open Another Instance of an Application

Posted January 14, 2009 by Rob Rogers in Windows 7

Sometimes it is necessary to open another instance of an application (as long as it supports multiple instances) that you are using. Instead of going to the Start menu, Windows 7 provides two simple ways to make it happen.

Method 1:

1. Find the application in the Taskbar.

2. Hold down the Shift key while left-clicking on the Taskbar icon.

A new instance of the application will open.

Method 2:

1. Find the application in the Taskbar.

2. Use the middle mouse button (or wheel) to click on the Taskbar icon.

A new instance of the application will open.

 

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