When checking the results window for messages while doing a lot of background processing it's rather annoying to scroll to the current message. So i was wondering if there is a trick to directly scroll to the current message line or is there such a feature in newer (>10.2) versions of ArcGIS?
When running the script/tool in background mode, the Results window won't scroll to the latest message. This is not implemented in ArcGIS Desktop up to version 10.6, and it most likely won't be available in the upcoming versions.
Your only options are:
- To use the foreground processing in ArcMap where the tool dialog window will be auto-scrolled to the latest message.
- Use ArcGIS Pro where only background processing is enabled and the log auto-scrolls to the latest message.
Demo from Pro tool (with the messages being printed):
for i in range(15): time.sleep(1) arcpy.AddMessage(i)