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You do multiple instances by having one idea.properties file for each instance. Look in idea/bin/idea.properties for instructions on this.

AFAIR, you need at least a different system location for each running instance.  Don't remember now if you also need a different config and plugins location per instance.

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That sounds very interesting...I'm tired of dragging IntelliJ.  I want a solution like "Open Window" in Eclipse

Question though
- I assume you mean that you declare a different idea.properties for each instance of IntelliJ?
- would this break the terms of a personal license?  Will the network monitor prevent you from running 2 idea instances like this on personal license?

Thx

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Yes, one idea.properties and one system dir (+ config/plugins dir?) per running instance.

When I tried this (a very long while ago) Idea didn't complain from multiple instances on the same pc, and a diagonal reading of the license (section 4 (a) (i)) seems to indicate it's allright.

> I want a solution like "Open Window" in Eclipse

I don't exactly remember what "Open Window" does in eclipse, and refuse to open it to find out. One year of constant pain using it was enough for me

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