LispWorks IDE User Guide > 3 Common Features > 3.1 Displaying tool windows > 3.1.6 Re-using tool windows

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When the Reuse all tools option is on, tools windows are reusable by default. However, it is possible to specify that a particular instance of a tool is not reusable. To make your Inspector not reusable, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure that the Reuse all tools option is checked under Tools > Preferences....
  2. In the Inspector window, open the menu Tools > Customize and deselect the Reuse Inspector option. On Microsoft Windows, the name of the tool follows Reuse in the name of the option.
  3. Now try Tools > Inspector . A new Inspector window is created.

The Reuse all tools option is persistant, but the per-tool setting Reuse Inspector applies only to the current instance of the tool, and it does not affect future sessions.

LispWorks IDE User Guide (Windows version) - 22 Dec 2009