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How to Force Fetch to work in background whilst Downloading files to edit? (8 posts)

  • Started 5 years ago by nonegiven
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Scott McGuire
  • nonegiven Member

    How do I force Fetch to work in the background whilst downloading files to edit?

    I want to work on numerous files in BBEdit. I open a connection. Select files. Click to edit them all ...

    Then Fetch makes BBEdit jump to the front every time a file, or copy of a file, is downloaded making it impossible to work on something else whilst all the files are downloading. Even to read a browser.

    This is very irritating and wastes time. Basically, I just have to go away and leave it until download is finished or sit there watching it.

    How, or why can it not work downloading in the background?

    The same problem exists is I minimize or hide Fetch.

    Thank you.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    That should not be happening.

    Which version of Fetch, BBEdit, and Mac OS X are you using?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • nonegiven Member

    Mac OS 10.4.11 with latest patches
    BBEdit 9.2
    Fetch 5.5 - I just tried the upgrade, it does exactly the same thing ... and had to go and get a cup of coffee as I waited for a template to download.

    To underline the seriousness of this, where I have attempted to keep working, I can end up typing in some text only to discover it was on some other file lost amongst 10 or 20 other downloads screwing up the code etc.

    I cannot even stop work and just read a webpage, or work in PS4 whilst it works, because Fetch keeps BBEdit jumping forward to obscure the browser etc. If I minimise it, it keeps jumping back into the Finder. There is no preference in BBEdit I can see to stop this.

    Thanks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Thanks for the info.

    I apologize, I think I misunderstood what you were saying.

    Your problem is:

    * You start a file downloading to be edited in BBEdit.
    * While that's happening, you go work in another application that is not Fetch or BBEdit.
    * But when the file finishes downloading, BBEdit pops to the front.
    * And it's even worse when you open a bunch of files for editing at the same time.

    Is that it?

    (The first time around I though you were saying Fetch kept jumping to the foreground every time you changed a file you were editing in BBEdit.)

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Edited 5 years ago #

  • nonegiven Member

    Hi.

    Yes, you have got it. Its just that I rarely download just one file to work on. If you are downloading an entire template, you might have 30, 40 or more files. Either Fetch will jump BBedit into the front of your working application EVERY time a new file arrives ... or you just have to stop, walk away and leave it until it is finished grabbing your screen.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Okay, thanks for your confirmation. I have duplicated this behavior. (My previous statement that "that shouldn't happen was based on my mistaken understanding of what you were saying, sorry.) This is not completely Fetch's doing; it appears that BBEdit is designed to come to the front whenever opening a new document. I will file a ticket and we will look into it, but I cannot promise that we will be able to make changes.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • nonegiven Member

    > it appears that BBEdit is designed to come to the front whenever opening a new document.

    This is not true. I am writing this as I download a template via BBEdit.

    If you open an FTP browser, select a template, hide BBedit, it works away in the background.

    Is it an Applescript that you use between Fetch and BBEdit? Is it in there that a problem exists?

    Thank you.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Yes, but in that case, you're asking BBEdit to open a document inside itself - it's all being handled internally (BBEdit is the one providing the document as well as receiving it). When Fetch uses BBEdit as an editing application, the document is coming from a source outside BBEdit, and BBEdit has to be told to open it; it's a different situation. It's like opening a document from the Finder in BBEdit.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

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