[TxMt] Re: "Half focused" windows bug

Graham Heath graham.p.heath at gmail.com
Fri Feb 10 22:33:55 UTC 2017

This continues to happen to me a few times a day, exclusively in TextMate.
Some days are worse, maybe better after a reboot, but thats not for sure.

Some more theories for you Ed, and anyone else :)

Do you …
1: have more than a few TextMate windows or tabs open?
2: have a customized window bar title?
3: have expensive to render documents?
4: SCM integration?

Here’s what I’m thinking _might_ be happening for each of these. Hopefully
one of these sparkles for someone.

1) TM is confused about what tab / window should have focus, and fails to
pick one.
2) I have a pretty complex stack of replacements to build my window title,
perhaps one of these replacements has a edge case that causes an error
3) TM may be selecting the right tab, but the selection doesn’t happen in a
reasonable time and aborts
4) The timing between focus and TM failing to select a tab seems related to
when the title bar updates when SCM is working

I’ve been experimenting with disabling plugins and add ons. Today I’m going
to try disabling the SCM plugin :(

If that doesn’t work I guess I’ll build TM and see what I can find. Short
of building it, there’s not a way better debug this issue, is there?


Graham Heath

On February 1, 2017 at 7:05:23 AM, Ed Wong (scampy at me.com) wrote:

Hi Graham,

My TM setup is pretty basic. No plug-ins, Shell Support installed, Git
support sometimes depending on the project.

I think Allan may be right though as I’ve seen this behaviour with Safari
and Finder as well so it could be an general OS issue.


On Jan 31, 2017, at 10:23 PM, Graham Heath <graham.p.heath at gmail.com> wrote:

Allan, I’m sorry to say, that this is behavior that I associate with
TextMate, not the os at large. I will keep an eye out for it and let you
know if I change my mind. But, as you’ll see below, I don’t really blame
your code either, I’m just wondering whats causing it. Its so erratic that
its probably not something simple.

Jacob, Ed, and others; Do you have any plugins? I haven’t done the full
reset, but I have disabled things that I feel might be offending. Its too
early to say, but I wonder if a plugin might be triggering when the app
gets focus, but something isn’t going quite right.

Tossing this on the pile; I’m using a early 2013 mbp that does seem to have
issues with apps hanging or freezing fairly often, so maybe whatever’s
causing that, is causing this.


Graham Heath

On January 14, 2017 at 11:44:42 PM, Allan Odgaard (mailinglist at textmate.org)

On 14 Jan 2017, at 5:54, Graham Heath wrote:

> I’m regularly experiencing a bug where TextMate seems to receive
> partial
> focus. The title bar will appear to be selected, but the tabs never
> come
> into focus […]

This issue has existed with macOS for as long as I can remember, and I
have seen it for other apps as well, though it is visually much more
obvious with TextMate because of the tabs bleeding into the title bar.

I do not think the issue is with any of my code, since window management
is not the responsibility of the individual app and I am not aware of
code in TextMate that could affect this.

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