I am having a TextField focus problem with JRE plugin 1.5

Posted on 2008-11-05
Last Modified: 2013-11-23
I have a Java Applet with textfields that is being launched in Mozilla web browser (version 1.7)  on an AIX 5.3 platform.  The applet is composed of AWT Swing is used.  When I try to modify the text in any of the textfields I am unable is as if the focus is never given to the text field (the cursor in the textfield stops blinking and I cannot edit the text).  However, after clicking on another component on the applet (such as a Choice component) and then go to a textfield, I can then modify it as it has now gained focus.  This is wierd bahavior as I do not have this problem when I use the JRE 1.3.1 version of the plugin.  When I use Java plugin 1.4.2 I lose all functionality pretty much.  Javaplugin 1.3.1 works fine....1.5 works with the exception of the textfield focus quirk...and 1.4.2 does not work at all.  Why is this?  I believe I need to recommend to switch to the JRE 1.5 version of the plugin but how do I address the textfield quirk?  Is this a bug with the JRE 1.5  or is there a code change that needs to take place?  There is not a development environment set up at this time to make a code change any time soon so I am hopeing to just recommend using a different plugin.  Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
Question by:tsteph
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    I believe you are right.....I just ran across this in further investigation.  Thank you!

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