Skip to main content

Textareas/Textfields opened in a new Frame from applet are not editable in Java 7 on Mountain Lion

Please note these forums are being decommissioned and use the new and improved forums at
2 replies [Last post]
Joined: 2012-10-19

When one opens a new Window with a textfield in it from an applet, the textfield is not editable and does not respond to any interaction. I have reported this bug to Oracle at

and a similar bug report can be found at

I would like to know if anyone has found a workaround for this. I have thousands of students using Macs that are accessing my applet and this is a core part of its functionality.

Reply viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Joined: 2009-02-05

Hi all,

This is just one of the problems I found while converting a java application running on an applet. I created the bug 7196264 in Java Bug Parade some months ago.

About workarounds for this have a look in:

I did not try the workarounds yet so I cannot confirm if really solve the problem.

Joined: 2006-10-27

I'm aware of the problem and working on it. Can't suggest any workaround yet, though. I'll post here with a followup when I have more to say.