Small documentation tweak

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Small documentation tweak

Post by j2associates » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:05 pm

Below is a blurb from the help about Multiple Instances.

1. The File menu, New Search Window also creates a new instance of Search Everything.

Multiple Instances
By default there is only one instance of Everything.

When you run Everything.exe it will check for an existing instance. If an existing instance is found the command line options are sent and processed by the existing instance. If no existing instance is found a new one is created.

To run multiple instances of Everything use Named instances.

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Re: Small documentation tweak

Post by NotNull » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:30 pm

Yes, that is quite confusing.
It would be better (in my opinion) to chhange "new instance" to "new search window".

"Named instance" is something most people don't need. It will start a separate Everything process with a ,you guessed it .. , name to distinguish it from the normal Everything process that runs nameless.
Both instances have their own settings (/INI file) and database. "New search windows" use the same settings and database.

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