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    Prventing multiple instances of an app

    OS : W7 64-bit Home Premium. Application : Paintshop Pro 7. If I want to look at multiple images in PSP, I can either open PSP and "File > Open" each one, or double-click each one in Explorer. In XP both these methods resulted in a single instance of PSP and the ability to switch between images via PSP's "Window" menu. But in W7 the second method spawns a new instance of PSP for each image, hogging resources. Is this default W7 behaviour? Or just a quirk of running an old 32-bit app? And above all : can I change it?

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    I have not used the app, but is it possible to open the application and drag the images into the app? I know I can do it with adobe just wondered if it was similar

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    Quote Originally Posted by EduTech View Post
    I have not used the app, but is it possible to open the application and drag the images into the app? I know I can do it with adobe just wondered if it was similar
    Yes thanks, that works fine - but my query remains as to why multiple instances are spawned by default.

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    Internally, it's to do with the new application separation model. Applications can be instance-aware in 7 as well, but it's done differently and they have to be updated accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Internally, it's to do with the new application separation model. Applications can be instance-aware in 7 as well, but it's done differently and they have to be updated accordingly.
    Hmmm... so do you think it's just the ancient app?

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Internally, it's to do with the new application separation model. Applications can be instance-aware in 7 as well, but it's done differently and they have to be updated accordingly.
    If on the PSP exe if you go to the properties of the exe and put it into xp compatability mode does that help with the window seperation problem ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    If on the PSP exe if you go to the properties of the exe and put it into xp compatability mode does that help with the window seperation problem ?
    No, it doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quatermass View Post
    No, it doesn't.
    was a long shot

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