Windows 10: Any way to get multiple instances of Settings app?

Discus and support Any way to get multiple instances of Settings app? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey guys. Coming from Windows 7, it drives me absolutely bonkers that Windows 10 insists on restricting the use of multiple instances of UWP apps like... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Aelius, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. Aelius Win User

    Any way to get multiple instances of Settings app?


    Hey guys. Coming from Windows 7, it drives me absolutely bonkers that Windows 10 insists on restricting the use of multiple instances of UWP apps like "Settings".

    There are so many occasions where I'm tweaking settings in both the Settings app and elsewhere (e.g., taskbar context menu), and clicking a particular link/button in the latter will redirect my existing Settings window, losing my place and interrupting my workflow.

    I have Windows 10 Education, so I have access to PowerShell, if that helps.

    :)
     
    Aelius, Jun 6, 2019
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  2. concord72 Win User

    Multiple instances of Windows Explorer


    So in the Processes tab, under Apps, however many Windows Explorers I actually have open is however many it will list, and expanding will list the specific folder that is open, there is no problem there. The problem is when you scroll down to Windows processes, that's where all the multiple instances are. Right now it's only showing 7 but that is because I restarted my computer a couple hours ago, I've counted as many as 40+ before.
     
    concord72, Jun 6, 2019
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  3. pepanee Win User
    Multiple instances of Windows Explorer


    No, do not uninstall them.

    1) Restart your computer, go to Task Manager (Check how many Windows Explorers there are real quick)
    2) Look at all the other apps that are running, here's some examples of some of your 3rd party apps from your pictures above: Google Chrome, iTunes 5, Malwarebytes, Telegram (I don't know what that is), Autohotkey, [you may have more down that list]

    If you could post multiple screenshots of everything listed there (yes it might be a hastle, but I can point out the apps that you can End Task. Wait one question too... I see you have a Restart button. Mine shows "End Task"


    Any way to get multiple instances of Settings app? [​IMG]
     
    pepanee, Jun 6, 2019
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  4. Naki Win User

    Any way to get multiple instances of Settings app?

    Feature suggestions - Confirm on exit, Allow/not allow multiple instances

    Now that we have a separate Setting screen, I think GPU-Z can go creative & useful with adding various new options there.

    For example, I suggest:
    1) An option to confirm on exit. Now it is easy to accidentally close/exit GPU-Z, which you may not want to happen in many cases. This should be in Settings - a checkbox named "Ask for confirmation on exit", and also when you exit, if enabled, it should show a dialog with something like this:
    "GPU-Z will be closed, please confirm." (or if it is better as a question - "GPU-Z will be closed, are you sure?") with "Quit, Cancel, Quit & stop asking" buttons in the box.

    If user clicks "Quit & stop asking", they will have to re-enable the option in Settings, if they want it again.

    2) Other similar system monitoring programs also have an option to allow or disallow multiple instances.
    So, this could be added in a checkbox with wording like "Allow multiple GPU-Z instances" OR if you want to have it as negative "Do not allow multiple GPU-Z instances" (or if you want this shorter, the GPU-Z part can be removed).

    What do you guys/author think, please?
     
    Naki, Jun 6, 2019
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