Another copy of Bookends is running - override

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JohnAtl
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Another copy of Bookends is running - override

Post by JohnAtl » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:55 pm

I'm sick in bed, and it would be really nice to be able to override the copy of Bookends running on my other computer without having to go to the computer and close it.
Would it be possible to have a "lock other copy" button that would switch exclusive access to the current computer?

Thanks

DarrenIngram
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Re: Another copy of Bookends is running - override

Post by DarrenIngram » Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:56 am

I get caught by this occasionally too and I need to "remote control" back to the computer over the network to close the application. So have a +1 if it would not be too much work to implement.

Alternatively, maybe the application's registration could be locked to the user's iCloud account. Then piracy protection is assured (who would want to give their iCloud account information out to others?) and absent-minded academics can carry on working.

Whether it would be easy to implement, or not, is something I don't know about. I do understand WHY the company wants to protect its software from being spread around as a "freebie" (sic).

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Re: Another copy of Bookends is running - override

Post by Jon » Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:30 am

In the next update you'll be able to quit the remote copy of Bookends so that you can continue to work with it on the local computer.

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DarrenIngram
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Re: Another copy of Bookends is running - override

Post by DarrenIngram » Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:55 am

Excellent

JohnAtl
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Re: Another copy of Bookends is running - override

Post by JohnAtl » Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:05 pm

Awesome! Thanks Jon!

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Re: Another copy of Bookends is running - override

Post by alanterra » Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:09 am

That will be great. Thank you, Jon

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