Author Topic: Why does LTSpice open a new instance (window) for every .asc file I click on?  (Read 1674 times)

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Offline 741

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It used to be that every .asc file I opened (via Windows Explorer) opened in the same program instance of LTSpice.

Now, annoyingly, a new application instance is created for each file I open in this way.

Yes, I can still navigate from "within" LTSpice - but still, I'd like to be able to use Explorer on occasion.

(Win7 32 bit).

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When did this change?

I use LTSpice under WINE and all file open in the same instance, when I load files from the desktop.
 

Online engrguy42

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Weird. I don't get that (W10). BTW, did you recently get an LTSpice update? Mine updated the other day.

Hold on...

You're using Windows 7 ????????  :scared:

I'm telling Mom...

But seriously, I wonder if that might be the issue.
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Offline SiliconWizard

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Win 7/64 here, latest LTSpice, and it doesn't do that. It opens files in the same instance each in a new tab.

Could be something specific to the 32-bit version. I guess most of us here on Win 7 or Win 10 run 64-bit versions.

(There doesn't seem to be any option for opening files in new instances or not, so don't bother trying to find this in the control panel dialog...)
 

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It always used to work normally, but has been like this now for a long time, many months. As a guess, I think some system setting is to blame rather than LTSpice itself.


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