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is it possible to have open two gis projects at once within QGIS? I want to compare the position of points between two different coordinate refercence systems.

nice regards, jörn

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Why don't you just open two QGIS windows and arrange them side by side on your screen? –  MappaGnosis May 11 '12 at 14:11
    
thanks for your answer. Silvester Sneekly: as far as I see is it not possible to open two separate QGIS windows. Jörn –  Jörn May 12 '12 at 7:24
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Start a second instance of QGIS: In OSX, use the terminal with open -n /Applications/QGIS.app/; in Ubuntu desktop, middle-click the application icon; in Windows XP just select QGIS again from the start menu; in Win7, I'm not sure the XP trick works! –  Simbamangu May 12 '12 at 9:48
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In win7. Hold the shift key when you click the icon a second time –  Brad Nesom May 13 '12 at 6:52
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Unfortunately not.

It was something that I did consider looking at adding support for but currently it would be a lot of work the way the code is structured. Also raises a lot of usability issues that would need to be resolved to make it friendly.

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