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unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby DucaVassal » March 13th, 2017, 8:13 pm

Since I updated to the new .17 version I am unable to drag and drop pieces from a menu window on the map
I installed the old version, but the problem persist.

What could be a solution?
Thank you
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby Malnorma » March 14th, 2017, 12:57 am

Using Sierra on a Mac with a recently updated JRE? Seems to be if the point you click on in the tool window is also over the main window, mouse events don't get delivered properly. You can move the tool window to the side of the main window, or turn off combined window mode to work around the problem until whoever is responsible (probably Oracle or Apple) fixes it.
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby uckelman » March 14th, 2017, 11:11 am

Thus spake DucaVassal via messages:
> Since I updated to the new .17 version I am unable to drag and drop
> pieces from a menu window on the map
> I installed the old version, but the problem persist.
>
> What could be a solution?
> Thank you
>

Are you using a Mac?

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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby Alexander331bc » March 14th, 2017, 6:52 pm

I've encountered two Mac users who have this same problem. Is there a way to roll back to an earlier JRE that I could point them to?

Thanks!

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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby DucaVassal » March 14th, 2017, 7:15 pm

Thank you all for the quick responses.

Yes, I am using a Mac and it is indeed a Sierra OS on a recently upgraded JRE
I am not sure I know how to turn off the combined window mode (and what are the consequences of it).
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby Malnorma » March 14th, 2017, 8:27 pm

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/ ... 39210.html

This starting point can be used to find older JRE releases. I don't think downgrading is generally supported, so you'd have to go through removing the JRE and then installing the older one, and making sure automatic updates were disabled. The biggest deal there is obviously security, who knows what security flaws you might be adding back? But hey, who knows what unknown security flaws you are introducing with the latest version :P
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby DucaVassal » March 15th, 2017, 9:48 pm

Thank you

Hope Apple/Oracle will address the issue soon
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby gcallari » April 7th, 2017, 6:16 pm

Thanks,

I had the same problem, and couldn't use the trackpad shortcut (two fingers) to open contextual menus, too. I solved it reinstalling version 8u112 found above. Also, I uninstalled the latest version before installing the older one as detailed here:

https://www.java.com/en/download/help/m ... l_java.xml
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby Malnorma » April 7th, 2017, 9:04 pm

Thank you for posting that gcallari, I didn't really have time to play "hunt the version that works".
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby gcallari » May 11th, 2017, 8:45 am

I can confirm the problem is still there, though in a somewhat different way ( I can use the contextual menus now, for example) with the last Java update (8u131). Unchecking the option «Used combined application window» and restarting, as indicated in another thread, solves the issue but then it is better to have a large screen to manage the multiple windows comfortably.
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby gcallari » May 16th, 2017, 9:52 pm

... And I spoke too soon. The problem with the contextual menus is still there even with no combined application window. Back to 8u112.
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby SimonMay » May 20th, 2017, 2:15 am

Mac user here, having the same problem. Very frustrating!
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby gcallari » July 31st, 2017, 8:17 am

Just an update for Mac users, unfortunately latest Java release (8u144) has not resolved the issue. 8u112 is still the last working one.
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby bdgza » September 10th, 2017, 2:36 pm

I just tried with the latest pre-release version: 8u152 b05 from http://jdk.java.net/8/
on my macOS 10.12.6 computers with VASSAL 3.2.17.

It seems to work again. Perhaps someone can try to confirm?

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2017-09-10 14:25:49,201 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - Starting
2017-09-10 14:25:49,205 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - OS Mac OS X 10.12.6
2017-09-10 14:25:49,205 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - Java version 1.8.0_152-ea
2017-09-10 14:25:49,206 [0-main] INFO  VASSAL.launch.StartUp - VASSAL version 3.2.17
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Re: unable to drag and drop from windows

Postby Malnorma » September 11th, 2017, 4:32 am

Downloaded Vassal again, can confirm that 8u152 does fix the drag/drop problem, but it still has the other annoying issue where cmd-` does not cycle through available windows, and instead swaps between the two most recently used. Very annoying.

8u112 is still the version I'd use because of this :(
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