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Old 07-31-2008, 08:01 AM   #1
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multitasking?

Would it be possible to run multiple instances of ipdf at once?
I would like to switch between 2 or even more documents. For example, one has the text, the other one the footnotes, or the pictures etc.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:18 PM   #2
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You would have to change the source code from ipdf, but Linux is a multitasking system, so it should be no problem.
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I would love to quickly switch between 2 instances aswell.
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You would have to change the source code from ipdf
I thought of a window manager, is there one?
You would only have to define keys to switch (like "Alt-Tab")
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Sure there is a display manager (there is almost always one).

But you´re right - you need to switch. You can include that in the source code of the program or modify/adjust the window manager .
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Sure there is a display manager (there is almost always one)..
In the case of the iliad, the window manager is "matchbox". It has been configured so that it doesn't show titlebars; if you enable them, in the top-left icon of the window titlebar, matchbox shows a list of the running applications.

Tested alternatives:

Yokos has successfully used fluxbox instead of matchbox for having several applications opened at once:
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=20620

Untested alternatives:

See post #4 of this thread
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10410

In the start.sh script, if you change the " -use_titlebar no " to " -use_titlebar yes ", you should have the matchbox titlebar for full-screen apps, including ipdf. Alas, modifying start.sh is very dangerous (you can make you iliad incapable of booting, so you should double-check that you can reflash from CF before attempting this).
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Old 08-01-2008, 08:41 AM   #7
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thank you, this is very interesting...

...But fluxbox is probably overkill, maybe it would be better to use matchbox-panel. I think I will have to see if I can get the crosscompiler working...

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