Activate Open Instance

The flag controls how application shall behave when opening a file from the shell that is already open in one of the running instances.

If HippoEDIT runs in multimode, and editor opened with a single file, just check if the file is already opened in one of the instances:

  • If yes, activate that instance and exit
  • If no - continue with opening file

Having flag set to true (default) does activation for existing file. false - always open a new instance. The setting only relevant if opening one file.

If you would like to change default behaviour you can do this by use of following XML flag, in hippoedit.config:


create the line if does not exist, and put value you want.

xml option