[wingide-users] A fix request

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Fri Aug 8 09:40:53 MDT 2008

Marcus.CM wrote:
> I notice this behavior that i find giving me a problem during debugging 
> in Wing-IDE. When i set the breakpoint at any source and i run it, while 
> waiting for the breakpoint to hit, i go and do something else
> like typing in a console box or email or and suddenly when the 
> breakpoint hits, Wing will take focus and whatever i was typing ended up 
> in the breakpoint instead.  This causes unnecessary frustration as i 
> tried to undo any text that ended up in the debugging source that wasnt 
> meant to be there.
> I tried the same on visual studio and i dont get interrupted the same 
> way like this. Instead VS gracefully just blinks on the window when i am 
> in some other window typing away so i can just switch to it and continue 
> debugging.
> Hope this could be addressed, i find snatching you away from whatever 
> you are doing when the breakpoint hits and taking focus away from other 
> applications is doing more cycles than productivity.

I agree the current behavior isn't so good, tho I also suspect we'ld get
complaints if we stopped moving the focus.  It may be that we want to
avoid it if there's recent interaction w/ keyboard or mouse, or provide
an option for choosing a policy.  In any case, I've noted this as something
to look at fixing in the future.



Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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