Re: Netbeans 6.1 focus-switch glitch

Lew <>
Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:33:43 -0700 (PDT)
On Jul 30, 2:16 pm, zerg <> wrote:

This is slightly annoying. Switching tasks away from Netbeans and back
seems to focus the menu bar most of the time, so if you, say, type some
code, then alt-tab to the browser displaying some javadoc, then alt-tab
back and type, it pulls down menus and generally goes nuts.

As near as I can tell, most Windows apps focus the menu bar if alt is
pressed, but ignore alt if the app is just gaining focus and alt is
depressed at the time; that is, they require an alt-down event to focus
the menu bar, and alt-down events are only generated if alt goes from
raised to depressed while the app has focus. If you hit alt-tab in a
browser, the browser sees the only alt-down event generated.

Unfortunately, Netbeans appears to generate alt-down events if it gains
focus while alt is being held down. So both the browser AND Netbeans see
alt-down events if Netbeans is the destination app.

I tried to duplicate this behavior using NetBeans under windows and I
cannot. I put focus in an editor window (a .java source file, as it
happens), alt-tabbed to a different window (Firefox browser), then alt-
tabbed back to NB. Focus remained in the editor window and did not go
to the menu bar.

I conclude that this is not a NetBeans issue.


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