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Authored by: discordantus on Jul 16, '03 06:34:09PM
hmmmm... I did the same thing, and it used root's preferences, bookmarks, etc... Seems to work fine here.

I regularly use this trick to run an application as root, and have never had any problems with it. I've also used it frequently to get open multiple copies of programs that otherwise only allow one open window, or one server connection. Again, no problem.

OTOH, some applications need to keep exclusive access to certain files, and it may cause problems there. It seems that this would only happen when running two copies as the same user, but would limit the problems to, say, your bookmarks not getting updated correctly.

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