I know I'm bumping an old thread. This behavior happens to me all the time (a few times a day). I haven't been able to figure it out. I don't use fish shell, but rather bash. I do use a multi-monitor setup but I think I've seen it when only using my laptop alone. It probably dates back to High Sierra. My typical use case is "mate ." in a directory, not a specific file. That directory will have a ".tm_properties" file making it a project. I use iTerm2.

So TextMate is running, I switch to a directory in iTerm2, type "mate ." then the command just hangs for 5-10 seconds before TextMate finally comes to the front.

The laptop has an SSD. I think the problem is worse when I have a USB drive attached for Time Machine.

I haven't thought to try clicking TextMate in the dock or command-tab switching to it. I will try that next time this occurs.

I assume the folks who were suffering from this problem in this thread have continued to put up with it? I know how frustrating it is. :-(


On Mon, Nov 12, 2018 at 3:53 AM Daniel Vollmer <lists@maven.de> wrote:

I haven’t really managed to diagnose this further, but occasionally I get the feeling that this might be due to how `fish` shell triggers execution of binaries (but again, I’ve only observed this in conjunction with `mate` — but that’s probably my most-used command-line utility that connects to the WindowServer by a large margin).


> On 12. Nov 2018, at 05:30, Kevin Reid <kpreid@switchb.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 11, 2018 at 7:42 PM Allan Odgaard <mailinglist@textmate.org> wrote:
> On 29 Jul 2018, at 16:57, Kevin Reid wrote:
> I can't confirm right now because the problem is not happening (it's
> intermittent and I haven't identified a cause).
> Try run something like this from a terminal to see if it is reproducible:
> for (( i = 1; i < 50; i++ )); do echo -n "Edit $i..."; mate -w "/tmp/test $i.txt"; echo "Done!"; done
> I did this myself but only issue I saw was that sometimes TextMate wouldn’t activate, mostly addressed in these two commits: https://github.com/textmate/textmate/compare/cc9faa602...d93972f95 and should only hapen when `mate` is used in succession.
> No hang/slow when I ran your test. However, in my experience since the last discussion, the problem seems to come and go on a long time scale. Like there's something else about the system, like maybe the state of Spaces/fullscreen, that determines whether it happens; it isn't random each time.
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