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In Windows i can open a new instance of an app that is already running by holding shift and clicking the app in the "dock". On MacOS i'd have to open the terminal and run "open -n path_to_the_app". Is it possible to fix that somehow so i can use the shift-key to open a new instance of an already open app?

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You can also open an application by name with open -na name (where the name can be all lowercase).

If you use Alfred, you can create an action for opening a new instance.

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You can right-click the icon in the dock and then choose New window.

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