Re: [code] Message Buffer / ui.print always stealing focus

From: Ryan Pusztai <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:46:34 -0400

Hi Mitchell,

On Tue, Mar 18, 2014 at 10:19 AM, Mitchell <> wrote:

> Hi Ryan,
> On Mon, 17 Mar 2014, Ryan Pusztai wrote:
> Hi Mitchell,
>> I got my C++ module back up and running and doing some testing. I use your
>> Spawn module [1] to output compiler output and I just call "ui.print" for
>> each output [2]. I do have tabs enabled. If I start a build the messages
>> go
>> to the "[Message Buffer]", but move my cursor to it. So if I switch away
>> from the "[Message Buffer]" tab while messages are being written the tab
>> just switches back to the "[Message Buffer]". It makes the editor not
>> usable during that time. Is this expected? It did not do this in earlier
>> versions. I am in Ubuntu 13.10 x84_64 with Textadept v7.2 beta 2.
> This has always been the case. Certainly prior to 7.0 there was no way to
> write text to a non-focused buffer (remember those "weird the indexed
> buffer is not the current one" errors?). Also, `ui.print()` has it
> hardcoded to jump to a print buffer when printing.
> That said, I have experimented with silent printing for cases like yours
> and will commit a change and an API option soon.

Excellent. Looking forward to it. Thanks.

P.S. Any ideas if there is going to ever be the functionality "like" spawn
built into Textadept? I just feel like that feature is so common to launch
things in the the background.

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