[ BUILD # : 201302062200 ]
[ JDK VERSION : 1.7.0_09 ]
I have just installed the latest Netbeans 7.3 (FCS acceptance build, "full"
Using a maven java-ee project I wanted to add a new file.
Rightlick on folder, new -> "other..." brought up the new file dialog.
I could not scroll down the categorie to "other" in order to create a plain
file, the scroll list always jumped up.
I think this is a duplicate of
http://netbeans.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=219709 which is marked as "won't
Honestly I think this gives a really really bad impression of the Netbeans IDE,
if a basic feature as creating a new file is so broken that even me as an
experienced user had to read the old bug report for a workaround.
Resizing the dialog mitigates the problem, yes. But this is not intuitive and
there is no hint for the user what he is expected to do.
I file this as P1 because a basic feature is not working properly - if you
change the default dialog size for "new file" for the FCS build the priority
can of course be reduced.
Dialogs are responsibility of platform/dialogs.
Created attachment 131151 [details]
showing the last row accessible
Created attachment 131152 [details]
Note how a larger dialog still displays the scroll bar but showing the last row ("Other") which is not accessible in the smaller dialog
I can reproduce it on my Solaris 11.1, Gnome 2.30.2
It's a bug in JDK.
Next time you see this problem just resize the dialog window.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 219709 ***
Perhaps the default size should be increased to mitigate a bad experience until the JDK receives a fix.
(In reply to comment #6)
> Perhaps the default size should be increased to mitigate a bad experience until
> the JDK receives a fix.
There's not 'correct' default size. The tree size depends on look and feel, font size, font style, locale etc...
In any case this is hardly a P1 issue.
could you please try to use the latest, publicly available JDK (7u13) ?
BTW: according to the original report, it was already fixed in newer version of JDK
java version "1.7.0_13"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_13-b20)
Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM (build 23.7-b01, mixed mode)
I am using it already - the NetCat bugreport form did not provide that version as an option.