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Is it possible to open two windows?

Is it possible to open 2 windows of Wing IDE? It would be specially useful for those who work with more than 1 screen.

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Miguel Marinho
asked 2017-06-20 09:36:00 -0600
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updated 2019-03-13 09:44:09 -0600
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Yes, from the Window menu, although this feature is omitted from Wing 101, since that's designed for teaching beginners how to program for the first time and thus simplified wherever possible.

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answered 2017-06-20 09:43:00 -0600
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Note that it is also possible to open two instances of Wing (with separate projects) - this can be very useful in some scenarios such as when your code consists of both a client and a server and you need to debug both or the interactions between them. This works best if you create two projects (e.g. one for client and one for server).

To do this on Windows - other platforms will differ right click on the task bar icon and select Wing from the pop-up menu.

You will be presented with a dialog telling you that the current project is going to be opened read only because it is locked by another instance but with a drop down option to open your other project.

Note that breakpoints, (and edit awareness), will only apply to the code that you are running from each specific window.

I would have screenshots but don't have the points to upload them yet - maybe later :-)

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gadgetsteve
answered 2019-03-23 00:47:31 -0600
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I am using 2 screens, one displays the source code, and the other one displays the tests which are in the same file as the source code. Is ther a way to freeze one screen into one position so that whenever I move the cursor in one screen it does not move the cursor in the other scree?

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answered 2019-06-29 07:35:42 -0600
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To be more precise, what causes my problem is that whenever I save the file, the cursor comes back to the top of the file!....

piscvau's avatar piscvau (2019-06-29 07:44:23 -0600) edit

This should be a new top-level question and not an answer here. I think the answer is that something like pep8 reformatting, stripping trailing white space, or something else done at save time (possibly implemented in an extension script) is causing this. Try disabling those to see if you can narrow it down and please let us know so we can fix it.

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