Possible to have two separate windows of Vegas open?

sRecollet wrote on 5/25/2023, 4:39 PM

OK had an issue earlier with projects but got resolved with the 403 fix. But one thing I havent been able to do for awhile is have two separate VEGAS windows open. Before I coped the .exe file to other folder, renamed it, then put it back then I would have two open for editing. Have always been doing this cause I had to. But can't do it anymore, brings up error screen. Did they allow it before and now not anymore? It's crucial for my editing.


Howard-Vigorita wrote on 5/25/2023, 5:07 PM

Never heard to doing it that way. Seems like allot of trouble to go through since you can just click on the same shortcut more than once and get a new Vegas instance each time. Or start up Vegas with a project by clicking on the .veg file in Windows explorer... you'll get a new instance of Vegas each time you do that too.

StealthStarSwag wrote on 5/25/2023, 5:12 PM

Hi @sRecollet,

As someone who uses Vegas Pro 19 (Build 651, which is the latest version), I am able to have two separate windows of the program open. As such, the ability to open two windows of the same program should still be available.

What version and build of Vegas do you have if I may ask?

sRecollet wrote on 5/25/2023, 5:14 PM

OMG, can't believe I didn't think of that, thanks!. Had other programs in past where it would just take you to the already opened program so assumed it would do the same. Works great now! Just one last issue where my ethernet internet cuts off, when that happens cant shutdown or restart. But thanks!

rraud wrote on 5/28/2023, 11:21 AM

Many applications only allow a single-instance of a program to be open at once. Vegas has been a multi-instance application since the beginning.
OTOH, Vegas' sister program 'Sound Forge' was a single-instance application, however it was changed to multi-instance with the publication of Sound Forge 14 (build 111). It has a hidden option to be changed back to the single-instance behavior though.

rraud, Magix forums moderator