Terminating all instance of the program with Ctrl+Q command not working


#1

hi there,

First hand, wishes for the outstanding product. thank you for such a great tool…

it opened even a 143mb pdf instantly… as a pdf viewer/reader it outperform every other counterpart in this aspect… such a blistering speed…

now to my query…

I try to close all the open pdf’s with the Ctrl+Q command but only the current document was closed, leaving behind the rest.

My Settings:
I have disabled the Tab View & disabled the “reopen the recent documents”

that’s it
thanks in advance


#2

@gt.tech
that IS odd
just tested tabs off on windows 10x64 with version 3.12 and with 4 separate multiple windows all closed together with or without reopen recent

what version SumatraPDF and OS are you using


#3

hi there,

thanks for the response…

I’m using the same version 3.1.2 64bit & yeah i agree its bit odd…

& i think i found the solution

while i was digging regarding this in the advanced settings, there i found an option

ReuseInstance = false

and i noticed in the task manager, for every pdf opened, a new instance of program was started, since the Ctrl+Q command only terminates the current instance, this odd reaction was observed.

i have also tried to change that option to “ReuseInstance = true” before posting this query here, but the only thing i missed was not restarting my pc

but now i sign-out of my session and re-login, now the Ctrl+Q close every document, since those docs were opened in one single instance.

thank you,
have a good day…


#4

one more thing,

did you also changed this option …!
or
did you opened all those docs using Ctrl+O Command…

Why i’m asking is the Ctrl+O command uses only one instance for all the docs

and i don’t know why this “ReuseInstance = true” setting wasn’t a default one…! ! ! ?


#5

I did not change reuse instance
so all 4 files show up as sub processes under one instance in task manager and ctrl Q closes all open files together, If I run 3 separate groups of 4 files then only the four in the instance with focus will close,

so consider Ctrl Q as quit ONE instance against w to close ONE file


#6

yup, that’s right…

if the pdf’s opened from within the application using Ctrl+O, then all the documents use one single instance…

But when the pdf’s opened directly from explorer, then by default, every pdf’s opened will be under a new instance of the application until the option under Advanced Options changed to
“ReuseInstance = true”

good to know that…