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open another sla file in same window

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mujeebcpy:
is there any way to open another sla file in same window ? if i double click an sla file it is opening in a new window. if i want to open in tab i must use file->open

a.l.e:
as it is now, on linux you can open multiple scribus in parallel.

it might be possible to add a command line option to open the documents in the same instance (in the past gimp used to have a separate executable for that).

i don't know if it's possible to make sure that the launching the same executable uses a common instance but the same version from different executables use separate instances.

if it's doable, it's something that a "normal" skilled programmer should be able to implement. but there are chance that different code is needed for unix, windows and macos.

a.l.e:
as jean pointed out in the bug tracker, there is an old request for a single instance scribus:

https://bugs.scribus.net/view.php?id=7018

with some interesting notes on what one could consider when implementing it.

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