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Robin2

This doesn't seem to work for Linux.
You need to tell us in detail what you tried.

I just confirmed that my earlier advice works with Linux Mint.

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johncblacker

I have verified on Windows 10 that if I start two separate instances of the IDE, changing the PORT number on one will cause the other's PORT number to change also.  One is on PORT 31, the other is on PORT 21 (one is a LoRa Sender, the other is a LoRa Receiver, so I see in the title bar).  This is just plain NUTS! The only conclusion I can draw is that these are NOT two separate instances, but are sharing some underlying information.  I've used the same technique to open the second instance as I use to open multiple instances of Windows explorer - I right click the icon in the taskbar and then select the application name.  It works for every other application I've tried on my computer, except the Arduino IDE.
I'm running Arduino.CC IDE version 1.8.5 which I believe is the latest.

Robin2

I have verified on Windows 10 that if I start two separate instances of the IDE,
Please describe the exact sequence of steps you used to create the second instance.

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johncblacker

I right-click the arduino icon in my taskbar, then left-click the arduino icon immediately above the "Unpin from taskbar" line.  Doing this with any other application on my system brings up a totally separate copy of the application.

Robin2

Hopefully someone who is familiar with Windows and understands the sequence of actions will come along to help.

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Two or three hours spent thinking and reading documentation solves most programming problems.

Coding Badly

Hopefully someone who is familiar with Windows...
I am.  Very familiar.

...and understands the sequence of actions...
Nope.  Not a clue.


electricboyo

I sometimes operate a variety of different Arduino boards at the same time. These include standard Arduino, SparkFun, Adafruit, Teensy, and MiniCore.
 
I also observed that opening additional Arduino IDE windows permits several different sketches to be edited simultaneously, but there is only one active "boards" setting at any given time.

I will experiment with starting multiple instances of the Arduino IDE with the goal of simultaneous operation of completely different types of boards.

Robin2

@electricboyo, I noticed in another Thread that you are thinking of using Notepad++ as an external editor. You may be interested in the links in my Reply #1 in this Thread. I see no reason why you could not use my Python program with any editor.

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