#228 Unable to edit/move in subsequent window

Program (402)

After opening a second document, I am unable to edit or
move around the child document, unless I close the
first document.

After I close the 'original' document/file, I am able
to edit edit the child document. If I open another file
form this new 'parent' window, I cannot edit or even
access key/mouse actions until I close the new 'parent'.

I can continue to open more than one document from the
original window, but only form the 'original' window.
I cannot edit or access any menus until I close the
parent window. But when I close the parent window, I
can edit all the documents opened from that window, but
if I open any subseqent documents, I CAN edit that window.

If I start opening other windows, if a window at is
orphaned from a particular document, it is locked up
until I close all but one of the other windows.

I hope you can fix this, I like this editor.


  • Andrew Hood

    Andrew Hood - 2002-12-25

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    Merry Xmas.
    Please supply the output of "nedit -version"

  • Jean-Christophe Berthon

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    This bug is similar to the bug number 620392!

    I have the same problem under RedHat 7.3 and Mandrake 9.0.
    - On RedHat I've the problem if I compile myself NEdit
    (5.3) using LessTif (0.93.34). BUT it is working fine if I'm
    using OpenMotif 2.2 (excepts that I'm getting other bugs
    with that solution...)
    - On Mandrake, I'm using the package shipped with the
    distro which are using NEdit 5.3 and Lesstif. And I have
    also the problem.

    One thing strange, is that if you are opening a another
    window from the parent using the "Open Previous" menu, the
    child window is editable, scrollable, etc.

    I'm at work right now under RedHat, and as I have installed
    OpenMotif, it's "fine". But I'll send you this weekend from
    home on my Mandrake box the output of "nedit -version".

  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2003-02-14

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    From a duplicate entry (#620392):
    - - -
    Date: 2002-10-24 22:58
    Sender: lgoujon
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    NEdit 5.3
    Jun 1, 2002

    Built on: Linux, x86, GNU C
    Built at: Aug 20 2002, 12:29:40
    With Motif: 2001 [@(#)GNU/LessTif Version 2.1 Release
    Running Motif: 2001
    Server: The XFree86 Project, Inc 40200000

    Linux Slackware

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Please check lesstif 93.40, Danny claims this would be fixed,
    however it isn't for me, cf.

    If in 93.40 it still fails for you, submit it to the lesstif bug
    tracker where it belongs to.

  • Jean-Christophe Berthon

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    you will finc below some env infos:

    $ rpm -qva | egrep -i "nedit|lesstif"


    $ uname -a
    Linux Heksie 2.4.19-16mdk #1 Fri Sep 20 18:15:05 CEST 2002
    i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux


    $ nedit -V
    NEdit 5.3
    Jun 1, 2002

    Built on: Linux, x86, GNU C
    Built at: Jul 21 2002, 07:40:41
    With Motif: 2001 [@(#)GNU/LessTif Version 2.1 Release
    Running Motif: 2001
    Server: Mandrake Linux (XFree86 4.2.1, patch level
    3mdk) 40201000

  • Scott Tringali

    Scott Tringali - 2003-02-17

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    Did you build this yourself? If so:

    Linux distributions typically do not handle binary compatability
    well each release. If you built it yourself, and upgraded the
    operating system, then you probably need to rebuild.

    Did you upgrade your Motif libraries to a new version, or switch
    between LessTif to OpenMotif or OSF Motif? The three are not
    necessarily compatabile.

    Did you built it with recent versions of LessTif or OpenMotif?
    Recent version of LessTif are less stable. If you use LessTif at
    all, we recommend you use LessTif 0.93.0, nothing more recent.
    If you use OpenMotif, we recommend OpenMotif 2.1.

    Consider downloading the Linux binary from http://www.nedit.org,
    which is statically linked with OSF Motif. This is far more
    robust because it is statically linked against OSF Motif, and
    immune to operating system or library upgrades that are

    If not: sometimes system vendors build their own version of NEdit
    with unstable releases of LessTif or OpenMotif. Consider
    reporting the bug to your vendor.

  • Scott Tringali

    Scott Tringali - 2003-02-17
    • milestone: --> release
    • priority: 5 --> 1
  • Brian Adamson

    Brian Adamson - 2003-03-31

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    FYI, this same bug is now occurring with the MacOS X with Apple's X11 server. I am using the Fink distributions of nedit-5.3.5 and lesstif-0.93.36-2.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    I encounter this bug too, on different Linux boxes and distribs.
    And I like this editor too, this bug is a little annoying.

  • Nobody/Anonymous

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    Again the last lesstif version you can use to build NEdit with is
    0.93.18. For linux simply get a binary from nedit.org.


  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2004-07-15

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    Another Lesstif problem.

  • Thorsten Haude

    Thorsten Haude - 2004-07-15
    • status: open --> closed-invalid

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