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Multiple instances of SignalDesktop needed
Basically, if you own multiple phone numbers, with different Signal Apps running for them (multiple phones, app cloner, doesn't matter, just multiple Signal Accounts for different purposes), it seems to be impossible to use the SignalDesktop app, as that only runs as one instance.
With the chromium app you can simply open another browser profile and voila, a second desktop instance of Signal with a different assigned phone number.
While one can consider running this in VMs or Containers, that seems overkill for such a basic feature, so it would be nice if SignalDesktop can support it directly.
On 14850 March 1977, Scott Nonnenberg wrote: If you're interested in running the development version, it has a `NODE_APP_INSTANCE` environment variable allowing you to run multiple instances.
Not too much currently, but I hope it makes it into the next stable release, then it would be usable, thanks. Until then the chromium app works nicely.…
-- bye, Joerg
On macOS, one attempted workaround was opening another instance (
Unfortunately, this results in the originally running instance being brought to the front, and the use of the same settings as the original instance's signal account. Signal is not properly doing
The next workaround might be to rename the app, but there's more to it than the container name nowadays.