Java GUI unable to correctly detect keystrokes

Neil Mc Laughlin
Wed Oct 20 13:08:00 GMT 2004

Thanks for the quick response. The numlock solution worked so the problem's

I did search the FAQ before posting and after your response. I still can't
find anything on this problem.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Alexander Gottwald" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 12:54 PM
Subject: Re: Java GUI unable to correctly detect keystrokes

> On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Neil Mc Laughlin wrote:
> > Since upgrading to the latest Cygwin X-Server, Java GUIs are unable to
> > correctly detect keystrokes while an Xterm appears to work correctly. In
> > fact, the GUI seems to think the Alt key is being held down when the key
> > pressed. This worked fine with the previous (unknown) version of Cygwin.
> switch off num lock.
> >
> > In addition the X connection is being tunneled via ssh, with openssh
> > on the Solaris Systems. I've tried tunneling with both Putty and Cygwin
> > on the windows platform. In each case, the Java application failed to
> > keystrokes while the Xterm worked successfully. Due to firewall
> > at this site, I am unable to test a direct X connection.
> do you use ssh -Y remotehost?
> Check the FAQ. Both topics are described there.
> bye
> ago
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