Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Click here to return to the 'No problem here' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
No problem here
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.

[ Reply to This | # ]