ALT + Tab Bug in Build #2235

When I switch between IDEA and other programs on Windows XP Pro (SP2) using ALT + TAB IDEA selects the File menu even when I switch back to IDEA. This means that I sometimes need to press ALT again before I can type again in the editor.

This is a very annoying bug. Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks.

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I agree that it would be great to see this fixed. Just to be clear: It's
not a new behavior. It's been present for a long, long time.

I always assumed it was a Swing-related glitch on Windows, where ALT is
used to activate menu shortcuts.

Patrick M. Ansari wrote:

When I switch between IDEA and other programs on Windows XP Pro (SP2) using ALT + TAB IDEA selects the File menu even when I switch back to IDEA. This means that I sometimes need to press ALT again before I can type again in the editor.

This is a very annoying bug. Has anyone else experienced this?

Thanks.

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Same problem here. It only happens when pressing Alt+Tab quickly. If you do
it slowly then there's no problem, but I'm used to doing it quickly.

On Mon, 16 Aug 2004 16:54:49 -0500, Michael Besosa <mbesosa@visi.com>
wrote:

I agree that it would be great to see this fixed. Just to be clear: It's
not a new behavior. It's been present for a long, long time.

>

I always assumed it was a Swing-related glitch on Windows, where ALT is
used to activate menu shortcuts.

>

Patrick M. Ansari wrote:

>
>> When I switch between IDEA and other programs on Windows XP Pro (SP2)
>> using ALT + TAB IDEA selects the File menu even when I switch back to
>> IDEA. This means that I sometimes need to press ALT again before I can
>> type again in the editor.
>> This is a very annoying bug. Has anyone else experienced this?
>> Thanks.



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- Rene Smit

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Have you logged a tracker issue for this?

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There is already a bug on this. I don't have the # handy, but apparently it's a Swing bug and not Idea-specific. It only happens in Idea when using the Windows L&F, AFAIK. It annoyed me so much that I just switched back to using the Idea L&F.

-Jason

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Ah, yes, going back to IDEA L&F solved it. Thanks.
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- Rene Smit

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Thanks, I'll try that. Would be nice to have a workaround though as I prefer the Windows L&F. But hey, I'm not fussy!

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"Jason Boehle" <jboehle@actuate.com> wrote in message
news:3004312.1092753494993.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net...

There is already a bug on this. I don't have the # handy, but apparently

it's a Swing bug and not Idea-specific. It only happens in Idea when using
the Windows L&F, AFAIK. It annoyed me so much that I just switched back to
using the Idea L&F.

Ah... I see why I never experienced it.


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I too would love to see this fixed.

I personally like the windows L&F more then the IDEA L&F and it is really annoying. In fact my two largest gripes with IDEA would be this one and the lack of cleartype support.

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Hi,

I am running SUSE Linux 9.1 and this happens EVERY TIME I use cvs out of IDEA (I guess the popup catches my focus).

With JRE 1.5 the problem is gone.... :(

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