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I am wondering if there is a way to force gedit (the default text editor in Ubuntu) to open a separate window when opening a second text file, with another already open.

The default behaviour is to use the already open process, and just open a new tab in its window.


I should add that if I drag the tab for one of the open files out of the window, this opens a separate window. However, I'd like to know if this can be done in a single step.

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from gedit -?

--new-window    Create a new top-level window in an existing instance of gedit

So try gedit --new-window [FILE]

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