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I'm reading about the document of Ubuntu, and I don't understand the structure of sentence below.

If you open more applications than can be shown in the Launcher, the Launcher will “fold” the application icons at the bottom of the Launcher.

I see there are two verbs (open and show) in a sentence and it's not clear.

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    The Launcher has space to show the icons for only a limited number of applications. If you open more applications than that number, the Launcher "folds" the display. – StoneyB on hiatus Aug 20 '17 at 13:12
  • The sentence is grammatical, by the way. Than replaces the subject, and in some dialects you might hear than what instead. You shouldn't use what there, but it might help you understand the structure to some degree. – user3395 Aug 20 '17 at 13:16
  • Structurally it's the same as the Micawber principle, which can be succinctly stated as If you spend more than you earn, you will be miserable. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Aug 20 '17 at 13:22
  • @FumbleFingers, I don't understand the Micawber principle – Pham Van Duc Aug 20 '17 at 13:47
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    @PhamVanDuc Separate isn't a verb there, but an adjective. In the future, don't ask entirely new questions in the comments. – user3395 Aug 20 '17 at 15:49
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@StoneyB answered in a comment:

The Launcher has space to show the icons for only a limited number of applications. If you open more applications than that number, the Launcher "folds" the display.

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