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split view debugging jumps view windows

I am using Wing with side-by-side views with the same source file open in both windows. I set a breakpoint in the left window and I single step once BP is reached. When execution advances to code displayed in the right window, single step starts to advance in the right window. I want the left window to be the interactive debug window and the right window to display source code i have selected and to not change during the debug session.

wing IDE did something like this long ago and it was fixed. now seems a related bug is back...

Wing Pro (rev 461ae43a178e+) Final Release

Linux version 4.9.0-8-amd64 ( (gcc version 6.3.0 20170516 (Debian 6.3.0-18+deb9u1) ) #1 SMP Debian 4.9.144-3.1 (2019-02-19)


updated 2021-05-12 08:45:56 -0500
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What is the Split Reuse Policy set to in the Preferences dialog's Editor page? I suspect you want the Always Use Current Split option.

Wingware Support's avatar Wingware Support (2021-05-12 10:07:53 -0500) edit

its already set to 'Always Use Current Split' just BTW

pymike's avatar pymike (2021-05-12 11:56:36 -0500) edit
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For the record, this appears to have been due to the user moving the focus to the other split by accident.

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answered 2021-05-14 08:41:18 -0500
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