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  1. Sourcetree for Windows
  2. SRCTREEWIN-1761

Allow for a "Beyond Compare /solo" next to the regular "Beyond Compare"

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    • Resolution: Obsolete
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    • Windows 7.x, 8.x.
      Beyond Compare 3.x or 4.x.
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      From Visual Studio (and other tools, but lets take Visual Studio as an exampl here), I've configured the diff integration to always append the /solo argument.

      What this does is very nifty: it starts a new instance of Beyond Compare for each call (otherwise it will first look for an existing Beyond Compare instance open then a new compare/merge tab in the first instance it founds).

      It comes in especially handy when you have multiple instances of Visual Studio open:

      The net result of /solo is that if you press Esc or Alt-F4 to get out of Beyond Compare, you immediately return to the Visual Studio session you started the compare/merge from.

      Without /solo you will not return to Visual Studio (you need to find which instance of Visual Studio called it by pressing Alt-Tab, or moving over your task bar).

      From the Beyond Compare docs at http://www.scootersoftware.com/help/command_line_reference.html

      Command Line Switches

      Note Linux users should prefix the switches with "-" instead of "/".

      Switch Meaning
      /solo Forces a new instance of the program.

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            sstreeting Steve Streeting (Inactive)
            6b69b1d3016e Jeroen Pluimers
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