I'm trying to reproduce your issue, but i'm coming up short, tho my setup is slightly different...
I dl'd the current version of Eclipse (PHP edition) and I'm not able to reproduce the issue. (created a small file, right-clicking like a maniac)
The difference is that I'm running Ubuntu 9.04, not 8.04... I'm going to try installing 8.04 and see if there's any difference...
Just curious, how are you sending the right-click? (Control+click? 2-fingers-on-trackpad? Mouse with right button?)
I just tested some various input methods.
Right clicking with an external mouse exhibits the problem
Right clicking with 2 fingers and click trackpad button exhibits the problem
Right clicking with 2 fingers as a tap on the trackpad does NOT exhibit the problem
Control and mouse left click exhibits the problem
Control and trackpad button exhibits the problem
Control and tapping the trackpad does NOT exhibit the problem
Some additional information:
I'm using Eclipse Galilaeo with CDT.
One of my co-workers can reproduce the problem using RSSOWL which is a feed reader based on the eclipse RCP.
Hm, interesting that it RSSOwl exibits similar behaviour... Could be Java or something unique with the eclipse libraries getting in the way.
Sounds like the issue persists when an actual 'click' is registered, wheras the two-finger-tap is recognized as a 'gesture' from the Mac perspective, tho it should in theory send the same 'right click' event to the guest OS...
Which version of Java is installed? (from bash/terminal: java -version )
I'm installing the 'cdt' version of eclipse (thru synaptic, taking around 30 minutes to dl the dependencies), gonna see if that makes any difference.
My java -version output: (where $USER = my actual username)
$USER@ubuntu:~$ java -version
java version "1.5.0_18"
Java(TM) 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (build 1.5.0_18-b02)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 1.5.0_18-b02, mixed mode, sharing)
I'll see if any version # changes after installing the CDT version.
vct@ubuntu804desktop:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_07"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_07-b06)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 10.0-b23, mixed mode, sharing)
Hm, looks like my Java's slightly behind...
My updates are still running, I'll keep ya posted
Great. Appreciate the help.
Ok, so I can duplicate the issue using 9.04
If I had to guess, I'd say it's an issue with the Java 6 runtime/libraries. I was only able to make it happen like 1 in 15 tries or so... was yours happening more frequently than that?
When I installed Eclipse CDT it updated my Java to the following:
$USER@ubuntu:~$ java -version
java version "1.6.0_0"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 1.4.1) (6b14-1.4.1-0ubuntu7)
OpenJDK Client VM (build 14.0-b08, mixed mode, sharing)
I don't think that we'll be able to find a fix for this one unfortunately, besides submitting a bug report to both Sun and VMware.
It happens frequently for myself and the others at our company. It's good to know that it can be reproduced. Thanks for your help.
No problem, sorry I couldn't come up with a fix, but at least we can reproduce the issue.
Have a good one =)
Hello. I realize this isn't thread for my product but thought it'd be useful to bump this than create an exact same topic... Once the problem starts happening in my case it doesn't go away unless eclipse is closed and opened; even then it sometimes is still there. After about 30 mins in Eclipse I'm pretty much always in the "hold right click and let go on my option" mode. My spects are as following:
Host: Windows XP SP3
VMWare Player 2.5.2
Guest: Kubuntu 9.04 -Latest Updates-
java version "1.6.0_13"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.6.0_13-b03)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 11.3-b02, mixed mode, sharing)
Eclipse Build id: 20090619-0625 (Galileo) -Latest Updates-
VMWare Tools: VMwareTools-7.8.5-156735.tar.gz
I'm pretty sure I don't have this problem with my actual Linux box which almost mirrors my VMWare images. I don't use the actual machine for much eclipse devlopment (just compiling).
If anyone finds a solution it'd be appreciated.
I have some similar problems with Eclipse Galileo on a debian squeeze and lenny as a guest of VMWare Player 2.0.1.
Often, but not every time the mouse click on menue buttons don't work, if the button is highlighted, a keyboard "Return" works.
It seames the problem appeares with one of the updates of lenny and squeeze. So i suppose, that is not a eclipse problem..
I use the actual open-vm-tools packages compiled to the used kernel.
May be there is a problem in the chain open-vm-tools :: Xopen :: java.