So i'm really loving the whole gnome-do/docky thing. My question is that on other docks, you can hold down a modifier key to launch a new instance rather then switching to an already opened instance of an app. So lets say I have chrome on the win7 dock

  • first click launches chrome
  • other clicks will focus the opened window
  • shift click will open a new instance of chrome
  • ctrl-shift-click will launch a new instance as admin

is there anything similar in docky?

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No, they don't have such feature yet. But you can always do right-click and select "new window".

Note, that docky is currently splitting out of gnome-do, the version included in gnome-do actually is not supported anymore and no one is working on it. You might be better off installing separate version, although that one doesn't have feature in question either.

  • well thanks anyways, probably just a matter of time though Commented Apr 22, 2010 at 11:59

Not sure if it is something new but I just noticed that clicking the third button (wheel on the mouse) actually opens new instance. I'm running standalone docky from docky-core ppa.

  • thank you, worked for me! (clicking both left and right touchpad buttons = third mouse button)
    – eqzx
    Commented Jan 27, 2011 at 20:44

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