Switching between eclipse and other applications leaves editors disabled for editing

Bug #874244 reported by Craig Hewetson on 2011-10-14
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Eclipse for Ubuntu
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Bug Description

1) Select text in text editor within eclipse.
2) Move mouse to right hand edge of screen until Unity Launcher appears.
3) Open another application the other application must be in a different workspace.
4) Move mouse to right hand edge of screen until Unity Launcher appears.
5) Open the same instance of eclipse.
The result is that all editors do not allow text input.

See attachment.

Craig Hewetson (craighewetson) wrote :

Workaround seem to have all your apps on the same workspace.

Jeroen Hoek (mail-jeroenhoek) wrote :

This is a major usability bug in Eclipse. The editors also get disabled when you simply switch workspaces with Ctrl+Alt+Arrow.

I found the upstream bug a while a go, and it has been a known bug in Eclipse for over five years. I can't seem to find the bug report right now though.

Another workaround is minimizing and maximizing Eclipse.

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