Running Linux and Netbeans 6.0 M2 I often get to a point where Shift-Esc does
not work any more. In order to get it restarted I have to restart Netbeans.
It happens only while I am in the process of coding-testing-coding-testing
using JUnit and Shift-F6 a lot.
This bug might or might not be related to bug 36791 (Shift--Esc opens XWindows
menu on Solaris instead of Maximize restore).
it turns out that under some unknown conditions (to me) when I rerun a test
using Shift-F6, the Shift-Esc starts working again.
What JDK are you using ? Also your window manager would be probably realted here ...
I am using Ubuntu Dapper with Gnome window manager.
The JDK I use is java-1.5.0-sun-1.5.0.06.
I have found a condition that reverts the ability to use Shift-Esc.
When --- after running a test --- shift-esc does not work, I first maximize
using popup menu out of the right mouse buttonclick on the tab of the file I am
editting. If I then use shift-esc, it works again. And remains working until
the next test.
Hope this helps.
I cannnot reproduce on my Windows - I need more information to have a chance to
fix this issue. Try to watch and describe where focus goes and specify steps for
reproduction exactly one after other, thanks.
Since I stepped back to netbeans 5.5, the issue disappeared. I apologize for
From memory I know that the issue occurred if I had maximized the edit window
with shift-esc and (after editting) did a shift-f6 without switching back using
shift-esc. From this point on shift-esc wouldn't work. After I used the
maximize function of shift-esc through menu options, the shift-esc worked
again. Until the next shift-F6 etc.etc.
When in maximized edit, doing a shift-F6 netbeans switches back to the
non-maximized state. From that time on the shift-esc quits working until using
the menu option with shift-esc. Is the shift-esc function depending on a
remembered state? This would be the only explanation I could think of.
Hope this helps.
The workaround is to invoke action from main menu Window>Maximize Window (or Window>Restore Window in case that the window is maximized).