By default, when clicking on a tile in the Start Menu in Windows 8, the focus is given to the application if it is already running.
To get a new instance (a new process) of the application launched instead, you can edit the registry:
- create a new key (folder)
Launcherif there isn’t already one in
- create a new DWORD key in
DesktopAppsAlwaysLaunchNewInstanceand change its value to 1
You then need to log off / log on for the change to be effective.