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I am currently working on a project with 3 Arduinos(for now, more to come). I have the Arduino IDE up for each Arduino. Every time I switch from one Arduino to another I have to change the com port because it is common to all instances. It would be nice if each instance of the IDE could have it's own com port. Also I'm up to com 11, how many com ports does the IDE support?

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Also I'm up to com 11, how many com ports does the IDE support?
It is not the IDE that supports COM ports it is your computer's operating system. I think the limit is 255 ports.

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It would be nice if each instance of the IDE could have it's own com port.
Yes it would but I don't think it can.
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Did you start multiple instances of the IDE? Or just multiple windows? I started two instances and could set one to COM1 and one to COM2. Not that I tried plugging the board in.
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Nick Gammon said
Did you start multiple instances of the IDE? Or just multiple windows? I started two instances and could set one to COM1 and one to COM2. Not that I tried plugging the board in.
Right on Nick, I had not known that starting new windows from the IDE did not start a new instance. It was not readily apparent that that was what was happening. That was exactly what I was doing. Boy, that is going to save me many headaches! Thanks a bunch!

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I don't think I'll ever get THAT high.
Depends what your smoking...  smiley-cool
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