drag and drop problem between java windows on linux

L H solderluke@gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 03:29:00 GMT 2012

After some searching I believe this post is describing the same issue:


Was there any resolution?  This is pretty easy to reproduce with the
example given below - it just doesn't seem to recognize the drop event
between the drag and drop between 2 java windows in linux.


On Thu, Mar 1, 2012 at 3:59 AM, L H <solderluke@gmail.com> wrote:
> I am using xorg-server-1.10.3-1 under Cygwin in Windows 7 64-bit and
> have the problem of not being able to drag and drop from 2 different
> java windows launched off a linux server box.  I am using Redhat 5.4
> as my linux server that I am displaying from.
> For example to reproduce the problem:
> Launch two java Notepad applications (found in java 1.6 SDK under
> demos/jfc/Notepad/Notepad.jar) to display back to the Windows 7 Cygwin
> X Server (using the default internal window manager).
> Put some text in one Notepad application and try to perform a drag n
> drop to the other Notepad application, it fails.  Copy and paste
> works.
> Drag n drop inside one notepad works.
> Drag n drop using different window managers with the above setup works
> (e.g., OpenBox, twm, etc.)
> This appears to be another Linux Java related issue similar to the
> inset menu problem fixed recently on the internal window manager.  If
> I am displaying back QT or GTK windows such as gedit for example then
> the drag and drop works between the 2 different windows.
> Thanks,
> Luke

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