#1089 Freemind is Unresponsive Upon Remove Formatting Command


Certain methods used to remove all node formatting make Freemind unresponsive. The CPU use goes to 100%, the process must be terminated and the program restarted.

Procedure A (This procedure works okay.)
Select a multi-line node in which each line is wrapped in individual paragraph markup. Open the node for editing. The Layout View is displayed. Select the entire node with Control-A. All lines are highlighted. Click the Remove Formatting button. (Note that the display of the node does not change.) Close the node.

Procedure B (This procedure reproduces the failure.)
Open a multi-line node for editing. Open the node for editing. The Layout View is displayed. Click the Remove Formatting button. The program becomes unresponsive and CPU use goes to 100%. The javew.exe process must be terminated to kill Freemind.

Starting the freemind.bat file from a command prompt results in the same failure.

Versions and environment
FreeMind version: FreeMind 1.0.0 Beta
Operating system: Windows XP Home Service Pack 3
Java version: 1.7.0_03, Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_03-b05), Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 22.1-b02, mixed mode, sharing)


  • Christian Foltin

    • status: open --> pending
  • Christian Foltin


    please retry with the latest beta of 1.0.0.

    TIA, Chris

  • Charles Brockman

    I tried the 1.0.0 Beta 5 version. The problem appears to gone. Editing a long node no longer exhibits the error mentioned above.

  • Christian Foltin

    Thanks for trying! Closing bug.

  • Christian Foltin

    • status: pending --> closed-fixed

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