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How to run another instance of an Application by double clicking on its Icon


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How can i run another instance of the application while the application is already running, by clicking on the application Icon in /Applications/.
I dont want to run it from /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/myapp

Can i link a script file containing statements
(1)open -n /Applications/myapp.app
or
(2)open -n /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/myapp

with the application icon click....

i have tried making changes in Info.plist of the application
key-Executable file value-myapp {present at /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/myapp}

changes
key-Executable file value-launch.sh {present at /Applications/myapp.app/Contents/MacOS/launch.sh}

As i know an Application Bundle on OS X can only be started once.by simply copying the bundle the same application can be launched twice.


How can i link a apple script with Application Bundle.

Is there any solution for the above problem

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It seems to me the simpler thing to do would be to just make an Alias of the program that is embedded in the app and save that in your Applications folder.


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Um I dunno if using a alias will do what the OP wants. Seems to me that some apps are written with the capability of opening separate windows concurrently, and some aren't. Tricking the latter into doing that would be, well, tricky.
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