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Open multiple copies of After Effects at the same time
Authored by: ryanhunt on Jul 14, '06 10:15:57AM

Just tried this with Safari and it works great.

Perfect for when you need to log into the same site with multiple logins, i.e. gmail with multiple accounts.

I would imagine this works for other applications as well. The thing to remember is that once you close the terminal the instance of the app will close as well. This was one feature of Mac OS that I have been trying to figure out for quite a while as other *nix OSes can do it no problem.

I wonder if you could even open Entourage under different identities at the same time???


Ryan Hunt

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Open multiple copies of After Effects at the same time
Authored by: elmimmo on Jul 14, '06 01:34:39PM

As for being able to close the terminal window, read the hint referenced in some other comment by me below.

As for being able to run an application as another user, you can do so with the sudo command. That, though, will only be possible for admin users, since they are the only ones able to run "sudo" (unless you tinker with the OS).

Following the refenced linked below, this is how you would do it

sudo -u NAME_OF_OTHER_USER /Applications/

Since you will be asked to enter an admin password, you should not be appending any & (again, see referenced hint), since if you do so you will not be able to enter it, and the process will stand by, invisible, in the limbus waiting for the password, as Activity Monitor would reveal.

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