[TxMt] Re: TM2: crashing while accidently dragging selected text

Stephen Bannasch stephen.bannasch at deanbrook.org
Tue Mar 6 20:27:45 UTC 2012

At 11:52 AM -0800 3/6/12, Evan Villemez wrote:
>I figured out how to reproduce this issue consistently on my machine:
>1. Type something, anything, a few characters to give your cursor some
>room to move.
>2. Find your blinking input cursor, probably at the end of the line
>3. Move your mouse directly over the blinking end-line cursor, it has
>to be pixel-perfect lined up
>4. Click and hold, now drag your mouse elsewhere, it should look like
>it's highlighting 1 char-width blocks where text is present
>5. Let go, crash, and profit... or not :D
>To prevent crashing:
>If you click and drag, and notice that you are highlighting single
>characters, drag all the way up to the title bar, off the actual text
>entry area, then let go, that should prevent the crash.  It may work
>if you drag anywhere outside of the text area and let go, not sure.
>This has been driving me bat-shit-crazy the last week or so, I don't
>know exactly when it started happening.  The issue was present in an
>earlier build, but instead of crashing, it would scroll you to the
>top.  Now it crashes.
>Let me know if you guys can reproduce the same way I can... curious to

Yes. I can reproduce following your instructions.

I have lost enough work that I find myself avoiding dragging to select in TM2 -- instead I click, move cursor, and shift click to select an area.

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