Problem: Cannot edit code with keyboard, yet all right-click mouse actions still work (such as copy, cut, paste, fix
imports etc), so code can still be modified.
To repoduce: (using Netbeans 6.0 either Ubuntu Linux or OS X), do any of the following:
* Create a new file. New file appears, but cannot type anything in it. (happens consistently)
* Open template in Template Manager (happens consistently)
* Right-click and select "fix imports" (doesn't always reproduce the problem)
* Open any file (occasionaly reproduces the problem)
Close and re-open the file. Sometimes you need to do this several times; other times, you need to quit and relauncch
Netbeans. This fix only works with project files: for example, I have not yet been able to edit any of the template
files in Netbeans 6.0 with my keyboard.
Seems related to 125255.
Keyboard stops responding here (OS X 10.4) when netbeans adds some code to the file (like when adding an import or
generating getters/setters). If I open a modal dialog (for example, the file open dialog) and close it, it starts
Most likely settings related. There have been fixes in this area for 6.1. I tried the steps you mentioned in your first
post and all seemed to work. Could you please try again with latest dev build or 6.1M1 and reopen if the problem still
*** Issue 126563 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
Sorry, forgot to mark it fixed.
I get exactly the same problems with Netbeans 6.1M on Ubuntu.
Which window manager do you use?
I am using Metacity (the default window manager for Ubuntu).
Umm, I just downloaded and tried 6.1M1 and all seems to work normally. I'm on Ubuntu 7.10 with metacity.
Product Version: NetBeans IDE Dev (Build 200801280931)
Java: 1.6.0_03; Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM 1.6.0_03-b05
System: Linux version 2.6.22-14-generic running on i386; UTF-8; en_US (nb)
When this happens can you see the caret in the editor window? What shortcuts exactly are broken? Can you type normal
text (ie. latin characters, numbers, etc)? Are you using vanilla 6.1M1 with fresh userdir? What JDK? Thanks
> When this happens can you see the caret in the editor window?
Yes, and I can select any area of text and cut, copy, paste, format code, fix imports etc. with a right click of the mouse (or by selecting options from the
> What shortcuts exactly are broken?
None, unless you're talking about keyboard shortcuts... in which case, all of them as the keyboard stops working.
>Can you type normal
text (ie. latin characters, numbers, etc)?
Not into the files that are affected by this problem.
>Are you using vanilla 6.1M1 with fresh userdir? What JDK? Thanks
A fresh user directory is the only thing I haven't tried (I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu if possible). I will try that and report back.
> I don't want to reinstall Ubuntu if possible
No, please don't do that. I don't think this would help and if other apps run normally it's likely to be Netbeans issue.
Using fresh userdir might or might not help depending on what the problem is. But if you are saying that reopening the
affected file helps (or restarting Netbeans) than fresh userdir is probably not going to help either.
A few more questions: When this happens does the keyboard work in other parts of the IDE (ie. try renaming a node in
projects or type somewhere in Tools-Options -> Editor -> Code Templates, etc) or maybe even in other edited files? What
do the arrow keys do? Do they move the caret or scroll the editor window? Next time when it happens could you please
close the IDE immediately and attach your <userdir>/var/log/uigestures file here? Thanks
One more question -- do you have compiz/beryl enabled?
This is a possible duplicate if issue 119617.
> A few more questions: When this happens does the keyboard work in other parts of the IDE (ie. try renaming a node in
> projects or type somewhere in Tools-Options -> Editor -> Code Templates, etc) or maybe even in other edited files?
I can still use the keyboard to type in a popup window (e.g. if I refactor the name of new java class I have just
created). I can also type in Tools-Options -> Editor -> Code Templates. But when I go back to my new file, I still
can't type in it until I close and re-open it
>What do the arrow keys do? Do they move the caret or scroll the editor window?
No - none of the keys on the keyboard have any effect at all, including the arrow keys.
> Next time when it happens could you please
> close the IDE immediately and attach your <userdir>/var/log/uigestures file here? Thanks
Of course - see attached file.
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uigestures file from Netbeans 6
> One more question -- do you have compiz/beryl enabled?
I have tried with and without compiz - it doesn't seem to make a difference to the problem.
> This is a possible duplicate if issue 119617.
Yes, I had this problem in Netbeans 5.5 both on Linux and on my Mac, although since I have moved to Java SE 6, I haven't
been able to use the Mac, so I can't comment on how Netbeans 6 performs there.
Thanks for the gestures file. Surprisingly it only contains several actions, which all seem harmless AFAICT.
org.netbeans.modules.autoupdate.ui.actions.PluginManagerAction - plugins manager
org.netbeans.modules.project.ui.actions.OpenProject - projects open dialog
org.codehaus.mevenide.netbeans.NbMavenProject - 1 maven project was opened
org.netbeans.modules.refactoring.spi.impl.RenameAction - that's where you were testing the keyboard input right
org.netbeans.modules.options.OptionsWindowAction - Tools-Options, the same as above
Ehm, I'm still not sure what the problem is. I'm writing a little module for purpose of tracking down #119617, which
will dump status information about all open editors. I'll post a link here to when it's ready. It would be great if you
could install it and send us back its output. The tricky part is that we don't know what to look for so it's likely to
take several iterations. It's probably worthless mentioning that any ideas are more than welcome. Thanks
I've done a research of calling public methods of java.awt.Component, Container and javax.swing.JComponent outside of an
AWT thread. There are number of catches and I'll attempt to eliminate them progressively.
Guys, as msauer suggested,
Is a perfect description of my problem too (including whole discussion). I guess both are duplicates indeed unless I
missed something very subtle.
Hope this helps.
sorry, I posted in the wrong one, I actually wanted to say
this bug seems indeed a duplicate of http://www.netbeans.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=119617
Ok, so if everyone agrees I making this a duplicate of issue #119617.
*** This issue has been marked as a duplicate of 119617 ***
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By "loses keyboard input" do you mean if you type a word it types all of it except for one letter in the middle, seemingly randomly? If so I have had this sooo many times on my 14.04 with Netbeans 8.0.2. Any chance it will be fixed for 8.1?