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Author:  Smithwick [ Fri Aug 14, 2009 7:57 am ]
Post subject:  New Window

Is it possible to open a web page in a new instance of SlimBrowser? Every page opens in the same browser instance. Does SlimBrowser support a startup command "-newwindow" like FireFox? Also, if the link in a web page has a target="xxx" in the href, why does SlimBrowser not open this link in a new instance?

Author:  Hans [ Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:30 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

Why would you want to open a new instance instead of a new window? Image That doesn't make sense.

Author:  brucefan42 [ Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

I also would like to launch instances. I happen to have three monitors and I would like to launch a separate browser onto each monitor. Is there a command line switch or some other way to launch multiple instances of SB? Thanks.

Author:  EssBeeman [ Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:55 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

Have you tried File > New Browser?

Author:  brucefan42 [ Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

I am aware of File->New Browser but what I would really like to do is on Startup, launch multiple copies of SB and have each instance open a specific group. For example, launch a "News Group" in one instance, a "Sports Group" in another instance and a "Weather Group" in a third instance. All you need is a -newwindow switch and the ability to pass a start page or group on the command line. For example, to open the "Sports Group" : Slimbrowser -newwindow sports.sgp

Author:  aldenbaker [ Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

I hope I am on the correct thread-- which seems to have gone unanswered.

I am looking for an alternative Trident browser to replace IE. Currently, I am looking at SlimBrowser. It has features that are similar to the Classic Maxthon which I so miss. At any rate, my concern and a deal breaker is that I need to have multiple separate instances of SB.

I utilize a utility called DEXPOT http://dexpot.de/ which allows me to run multiple desktops simultaneously and allows for hotkeys to access them. I am able to configure where specific apps appear such as on all desktops, on a specific desktop or where launched.

Additionally, I use another utility: HotKeyz (described here: http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hotkeyz.html) The combination of these two utils allows me to switch desktops and launch programs without needing the mouse. Obviously, I use DEXPOT for various projects on specific desktops (currently, I am running seven desktops.)

Perhaps I have provided more info than necessary. At first blush, it would appear that it is NOT possible to launch more than one instance of SB. Is that so or am I missing something?


Author:  oftentired [ Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:34 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

Slimbrowser is a Trident Shell

It is capable of running as many instances of the Browser as you have memory to support it. As already posted in a reply it is possible to make this happen by using File:New Browser, it can also be done using the keyboard Ctrl-N. A third way is with a command line switch. Here is the information from the Slimbrowser Help file about switches.

SlimBrowser supports the following command line syntax:

sbframe.exe [switches] URL

Open a new instance of SlimBrowser. Without this option, SlimBrowser will pass the URL to an existing instance of SlimBrowser if another instance of SlimBrowser is already open.

SlimBrowser will not open any start up pages or groups, including your homepage, in this session.

SlimBrowser will start in full screen mode.

Author:  aldenbaker [ Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:26 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

Thank you for your timely response!

I added the -nl switch to my HotKeyz Parameters tab for the SB hotkey and that solved my problem. I now realize that I could / should have researched this solution using the online help section. Now that I realize that SB will meet my minimum requirements, I will investigate SB's further abilities aggressively. Hopefully, this will be my replacement for IE 11 which has been driving me nuts with random auto-scrolling.

Thanks again for you help and certainly for your patience!

Author:  vron1212 [ Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:24 am ]
Post subject:  Re: New Window

I happen to have three monitors and I would like to launch a separate browser onto each monitor. Is there a command line switch or some other way to launch multiple instances of SB? Thanks.

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