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How can I make Cygwin open a new window each time I use a Windows 7 keyboard shortcut?

How can I make Cygwin open a new window each time I use a Windows 7 keyboard shortcut?

[Update: The short answer is, if an application is the third thing on your taskbar, press WindowsKey+Shift+3 to open a new instance. Hooray!]

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"From what it looks like, Chrome has a separate way of handling the keyboard shortcut. Trying this on XP, certain applications are opening new instances however most are not. I think it has to be coded into the application to handle the signal differently.

In Windows 7, there is an easy way to open multiple instances of an application though. Simply hold Shift and click on an existing instance of the application in the taskbar.

You could also use AutoHotkey for this. Simply map the shortcut to run the executable:

^!t::Run C:\Cygwin\bin\bash.exe

Make sure you've disabled the shortcut in Cygwin's shortcut properties first though. You'll need to change the executable path according to your environment."