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I have always used Texmaker, but I'm at the point now where I am writing multiple documents at the same time (e.g., thesis and paper). Additionally, I like to have my work organized into different workspaces.

This is where Texmaker fails me. It only allows a single instance of the application at a time. As far as I can tell, there is no way to have two instances of Texmaker open at the same time. I have tried Kile, and it is the same thing.

I was just wondering if anyone has experience with other latex editors that support multiple instances? I know of TexMakerX, but the installation isn't clean, and I forget the steps I had to take to make it work once (I also remember being underwhelmed once I installed it...). I'm also familiar with emacs+auctex, but at the end of the day, I would much rather use an IDE like editor.

Any suggestions are appreciated, thanks.

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Kile can be called with the --new argument, launching a new instance.

kile --new 
  • Thanks, this works. I just ended up using one of the texstudio pre-built packages (I was always compiling from sources before... d'oh). – David Dietrich Aug 15 '12 at 15:39

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