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#2423 Occasionally lose ability to use arrow keys, ctrl+<any>, etc

normal bug

Occasionally while working on a file, I will lose the
ability to use arrow keys, key combinations like
ctrl+b/ctrl+c/etc, and keys like Del. This sometimes
happens following a code-complete popup and affects all
buffers. Once it happens, it doesn't fix itself until
I restart jEdit.

When this happens other keys seem to still work
correctly (I can still type) and input via right-click
mouse menus still work.

The only workaround I've found is to restart jEdit.

jEdit 4.3 pre 2 on Windows 2000
Sun JDK (Java SE) 1.5.0
(Editing files remotely using sFTP)


  • David Udin

    David Udin - 2005-07-06

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    This problem first appeared for me, too, when I switched to
    using java 1.5 (under debian Linux) along with the alt-tab
    problem I submitted in another bug report. I'm not sure, but
    it seemed to me also to happen typically after a code
    complete popup. All the other symptoms are the same: arrow
    keys, ctrl-, etc., don't work, while typing, etc. continues
    to work ok.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I lose ability of arrows and others keys when i use
    dotcomplete functionality.
    If I press the key "." the ability of keys return.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Just thought I'd tack on another vote of "me too."

    Using jEdit 4.2final on OS X 10.3.9 with the latest version of Java, I can
    successfully reproduce this behavior *every* time merely by option-
    clicking on the desktop to hide jEdit. When I switch back, the same keys
    refuse to work.

    The only fixes I've found are to a) hit an alpha key (for example, type a
    letter and then just undo it) or b) restart jEdit.

    I belive the same behavior occurs on 10.4.2, but I could be wrong.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    This is likely tied to JDK5. Since I just switched to using
    JDK5 and this started happening to me quite often right
    after switching.

    Yesterday I went back to JDK1.4 for running Jedit and do
    not have the problem anymore.

    I am using Jedit 4.2 on Windows 2000.

  • Kazutoshi Satoda

    The codes for completion popups are refined in 4.3pre11 and pre13.
    This bug is likely fixed by these changes.

  • Kazutoshi Satoda

    • status: open --> closed-out-of-date

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