Actually, I'm going to try following this advice from Rob McBroom in another thread:

On Dec 27, 2010, at 9:23 AM, Max Lein wrote:

> I have noticed that especially after upgrading to 10.6, TextMate has become more and more crash prone -- especially after switching from another app back to TextMate. I use it mainly in larger LaTeX projects in conjunction with git and nowadays it would crash, two, three times a week.

I don't think this is TextMate's fault. Let me guess: You're using the ProjectPlus plug-in. Does the issue below sound like your problem?

I don't know if it will ever get looked at, but as a temporary fix, disabling status flags for Git should keep it from crashing. They usually aren't accurate anyway, in my experience.

Rob McBroom

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 3:18 PM, Dana Rea <> wrote:
I have a similar issue, when switching and away from TM and back (usually when I receive and IM, etc). The ball starts spinning and after 10-15 secs TM and all project windows will die. In my case, I'm not using shortcuts (crashes have nuked unsaved data, whoops), just the trackpad on my macbook.

I'm using the latest TM on OS X 10.5 with project+. I think that the crash has occurred when using projects with text and/or python, which were probably stored in a dropbox folder (although I recall this happening before I began using drop box).

Personally, I'm suspicious if this is somehow related to window focus, since Adium will be spawning a growl notification or updating the message window.

I know this isn't a whole lot to go on, but I hope the information will be useful. I'm not that familiar with capturing crash data on OS X, but I can see what I can get the next time this happens.

On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 5:04 PM, Scott Haneda <> wrote:
On Sep 24, 2009, at 12:34 AM, Allan Odgaard wrote:

> On 24 Sep 2009, at 01:22, Scott Haneda wrote:
>> [...] There seems to be some data on this if I look, but mostly
>> related to
>> projects, which I am not using.  There are a few comments in various
>> blogs where others do share the same experience.
> There is a well known and understood delay when re-scanning projects
> while switching back to TextMate.
> As I understand what you are saying, you experience a delay when
> switching _away_ from TextMate and _only_ if you press ⌘S
> immidiately
> before ⌘⇥, right?
> Find out if ⌘S is slow. E.g. try ⌘S + ⌘N — does the new
> document appear instantly? If not, is the File menu highlighted while
> waiting for the new document to open?

Adding more to this.  I worked a few hours yesterday on a ssh
connection, using cmd-j to open a file, and usual saving.  This
problem seems to go away under those cases.  This seems to be a local
save issue.
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