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Re: java editor - pause typing causes current word to be selected - continue then overtypes [message #205328] Sun, 02 December 2007 12:48
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Originally posted by: merks.ca.ibm.com

PMac,

It sounds likely to be related to something in the web tools project in
which case the JDT folks likely won't know anything about it. I've
added the WTP newsgroup to my reply.


Pete MacLiesh wrote:
> i have the europa 3.3.1 J2EE bundle on winXP and am editing java classes in
> a "dynamic web project".
>
> there is a really ugly editor behaviour when typing in a new method
> declaration caused by something auto-selecting the word that is being typed
> in when you pause. Type in the following partial method decl and then pause
> for a second or so:
>
> public int foo
>
> as you pause, the item "foo" appears in the outline, and the characters
> "foo" in the editor become selected. Then continue entering the rest of the
> method decl
>
> bar()
>
> (i.e. you wanted public int foobarr())
>
> because something autoselected "foo" those chars are replaced as you
> continue typing. Massively frustrating.
>
> Now ... i don't see this in the other eclipse331 SDK installation i have, so
> it's not a fundamental of the editor.
>
> It appears to be somewhat related to the outline view being "linked" to the
> editor, but that is enabled in both installations and only the EE bundle has
> the bad behaviour. Switching off linking "improves" the behaviour, but not
> totally (and linking is actually useful). A race condition maybe?
>
> Anyone else come across this? Any suggestions on how to improve the
> behaviour? I didn't find any likely preferences. I also didn't find anything
> obvious in bugzilla
>
> TIA
>
> PMac
>
>
>
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