Prevent Sibelius opening same file twice at the same time

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Post by iboumans » Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:17 pm

since a couple of months Sibelius allows me to open the same file twice (or more times). This is quite annoying because at some point I don't know which opened window is the one I'm working on.
Does somebody know how to prevent it?

I remember that in the past, when trying to open an already opened file, Sibelius showed a warning message.

Thank you for the help!

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Sibelius Version: 6.2, 7.5
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Post by KJ_Palmer » Wed Jun 12, 2024 8:35 pm

Which version are you on? Don't know if this is a 'new' feature added since 7.5 (which I'm stuck on) as I can (and have) opened he same score more than once, and there doesn't seem to be any way of turning this off. Maybe look under File > Preferences > Files for a suitable setting, or under Other > Warnings.

Failing that, and if no-one here can answer it, you could ask the question on the official forum: ... ?groupid=3
Sibelius 6.2, 7.5.1, Windows 11

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Post by iboumans » Thu Jun 13, 2024 8:12 am

My Sibelius is up to date (2024.3.1)

I checked all the Preference Parameters but still didn't find the solution.
I also reseted the Warnings... :(

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