[TxMt] Switching to TextMate is slow

Colm McMullan colm.mcmullan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 13 16:30:43 UTC 2006

Hi Steve,

Many thanks for the reply.  You're right, I'm working in 'project'
mode and accessing files over samba.  Looks like changing my
development setup is the way to go :)

Kind regards,

On 9/13/06, Steve Lianoglou <lists at arachnedesign.net> wrote:
> Hi Colm,
> > I'm running build 1215 on a MacBook and whenever I switch application
> > into TextMate it takes a few seconds before the application becomes
> > active.  For those few seconds the application is just frozen
> > (although it buffers keypresses and executes them when it becomes
> > active).
> >
> > This is very annoying :)  Anyone able to help?
> This comes up fairly often on this list and the usual culprits are:
> 1) You are most likely working in "project mode", for lack of a
> better word. Which is to say that you've either dragged a folder onto
> TextMate, or using an actual TextMate project file. The litmus test
> on wether or not you are in "project mode" (that's not an official
> "mode" btw) is wether or not you can open/view a drawer w/ your
> documents in it; and
> 2) You are most likely working on files over some type of network
> share (AFP or Samba, perhaps).
> It's a known issue and I believe Allan is working on a fix (there is
> no ETA on that, however). The freeze you're seeing happens because
> TextMate rescans all of the documents when it gains focus to see if
> another app has changed any of them. This way you won't trampling
> over a change that you might have done elsewhere.
> One thing you can do is make sure to work on local files everytime
> you're dealing with large projects (svn/cvs is your friend). The
> delay that results from rescanning all of the files in the project
> will most likely not be all that noticeable when you do.
> -steve
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