[wingide-users] X11 losing focus issue on Mac OS

Danny Bloemendaal Danny.Bloemendaal at informaat.nl
Fri Jun 10 01:08:22 MDT 2011

On 9 jun 2011, at 17:34, Wingware Support wrote:

> On 6/9/11 11:15 AM, Luc Bourhis wrote:
>> Hi Danny,
>>>> Has anybody ever been able to fix that extremely irritating focus problem in Wing (X11) where every so often some process steals the focus (and never give it back)? I googled a lot for this problem and it seems some kind of sync process in the background is causing this but I haven't found a cure. All tips I did find didn't fix it. It's driving me nuts.
>>>> Anybody?
>> I have experienced that problem for one year at the very least. You have surely read the discussions onx11-users at lists.apple.com:  the very developer in charge of X11 development at Apple, Jeremy Huddleston, seems at a loss about that issue. He can't even reproduce it, even though a handful of people have reported that bug over the past two or three years. For the time being, no solution in sight I am afraid.
>> A native WingIDE may land before a fix for that bug actually;-)
> I've seen this also more often than I would like.  The various 
> descriptions of its cause seem to include disabling certain periodic 
> background tasks but none of those applied in my case.  Basically, it's 
> another OS X app taking focus away from X11.  I suspect there are 
> multiple causes and maybe the root problem is that X11 uses some sort of 
> window/focus mode that allows this where other native apps don't.
> In any case, there's not much we can do and as you note it's one of many 
> reasons to get away from X11 on the Mac.
> Thanks,

Ah, well, I'm getting used to quickly alt-tabbing back into wing without hardly noticing it anymore. But I'm very very curious about something native for mac. When you get started, I'd love to alpha/beta test at some point :)



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