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In OS X (Snow Leopard), I find that for web browsers and terminals, whenever I click the dock icon, it opens the existing window, not open a new one.

Is there any way to modify the behaviour so that clicking these dock icons always opens a new window, instead of having to navigate the command-click menu?

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I don't know if it's so easy to modify the default behavior, but an option would be to create a launcher that will always open a new window. Downside is, you'll have the same icon twice. Would that be a viable workaround for you? – slhck Jul 28 '11 at 10:50
I just installed and uninstalled LiteSwitch X (an application switcher replacement) to see if it either had an option to always open new windows (no) or if it had some shortcut or action (like ⌘N) for opening a new window (no). I'm not sure about Witch or Dock replacements. AFAIK, there's no such configuration for the standard Dock. Or any hidden modifier-click for opening a new window or anything. – user495470 Jul 28 '11 at 11:55

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