Created attachment 94024 [details]
log file after NetBeans 6.8 crashes
When I start NetBeans 6.8 and select the File menu followed by the Open File enu item, the IDE crashes without warning.
First, I made sure that all old files related to Java and NetBeans were removed form disk. I cleaned my registry to remove all old Java and NetBeans entries.
I installed Java SDK and NetBeans from this file: jdk-6u18-nb-6_8-windows-ml
After I started NetBeans and selected File and Open File, the attached log file was generated.
Well, this may not have been a NB problem after all. I change the Look & Feel to Nimbus (by adding "--laf com.sun.java.swing.plaf.nimbus.NimbusLookAndFeel" to the netbeans_default_options line in etc/netbeans.conf in the NetBeans folder) and everything works fine. This link describes how to change the Look & Feel:
I got the idea here:
It's the entry under "Submitted On 13-MAY-2009" by Peter from Australia.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 179348 ***