Allowing an activity to be launched multiple times in parallel
Benjamin M. Schwartz
bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Wed Oct 29 19:54:53 EDT 2008
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Marco Pesenti Gritti wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 12:40 AM, Benjamin M. Schwartz
> <bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
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>> Asheesh Laroia wrote:
>>> I have a general sugar UI question: My activity, "License", a simple comic
>>> book reader <http://wiki.laptop.org/go/License> that has a license chooser
>>> aspect to it, can be launched multiple times if clicked multiple times
>>> from the activity launcher.
>>> To me, that seems silly. Is it normal for Sugar activities to be able to
>>> be launched multiple times like this?
>> I don't understand. Why are you surprised? This is how every multitasking
>> OS works*.
> OS X does not work that way, right?
Yeah, that's what the * is for. I have tremendous difficulty using OS X
precisely because I cannot figure out how it distinguishes between
launching a new instance and focusing an existing instance. The Dock is a
usability disaster for me precisely because it combines these operations
so tightly that I am bewildered every time I want to tease them apart.
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