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