Re: Copy/Paste Problem in JDialog

Nigel Wade <>
Wed, 26 Jul 2006 17:11:15 +0100
Rohit Gupta wrote:


I am facing problems when I am trying to copy paste from a JDialog. Can
anyone help me out here?

Problem details :

I am making an application/applet which uses a JDialog at a point. I
display a textarea in the Dialog. The problem is that when I run it as
an application I am able to copy/paste from the textarea however when I
run it as an applet in browser (Mozilla Firefox 1.5) or using
appletviewer I am unable to copy/paste from the textarea. I am not able
to figure out what is the problem here, any help would be highly
appreciated as I need a wayout desperately.

Here's an SSCCE which you can try on :

//sscce starts

import java.awt.*;
import java.awt.event.*;
import javax.swing.*;

public class DialogApplet
  extends JApplet
  implements ActionListener {

  JDialog d;

  public void init() {
    JButton b = new JButton("Show Dialog");

  public void actionPerformed( ActionEvent ie ) {
    Frame f = Frame.getFrames()[0];
    JTextArea ta = new JTextArea("Are you able to copy this?");
    d = new JDialog(f, true);

//sscce ends

(I am using the SSCCE of Andrew T. which he used once when I was facing
another problem, with some modificitation but it seves the purpose for
this problem :-) ).

An early reply would be really of great help.



Looks like bug 6300270 to me.

Nigel Wade, System Administrator, Space Plasma Physics Group,
            University of Leicester, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK
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