[TxMt] Funny behaviour with Desktop Manager?

Jonathan Chaffer jchaffer at structureinteractive.com
Sat Apr 2 01:05:20 UTC 2005

On Apr 1, 2005, at 6:37 PM, Patrick Burleson wrote:

> On Apr 1, 2005 6:34 PM, Allan Odgaard <allan at macromates.com> wrote:
>> On Apr 2, 2005, at 1:28, Patrick Burleson wrote:
>>> I could be wrong, but I have a feeling it's something about TM that's
>>> stealing focus back.
>> When you switch to an application, the system will notify the
>> application that it will go to front, this is where TextMate check 
>> file
>> dates, when the application returns from this method THEN will the
>> system bring the window to front -- so if the user switched away 
>> before
>> TextMate completed the checks, the described behavior will occur.
>> You can fault TextMate for not performing this check in a thread or
>> similar, but it doesn't deliberately steal focus! ;)
> Thanks for the clarification Allan...I know you're busy, but maybe you
> can put that on the bug list? I know it would drive me crazy to have
> TM keep "stealing" the focus back. Luckily it hasn't affected me yet.

This would get automagically fixed when Allan implements threading for 
that filesystem check (which I recall was on the roadmap already).
Jonathan Chaffer
Applications Developer, structure:interactive
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