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

From: Mitchell <>
Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 23:51:14 -0400 (EDT)


On Tue, 18 Mar 2014, 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.

Change committed. There is a new `ui.SILENT_PRINT` that, when true,
prevents any buffers being printed to from stealing the focus. By default
it is off, but prior to calling your spawn, you can turn it on, and then
turn it back off again after your spawn completes.


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