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Fields become non-editable when forwarding X11 session to Windows in Java 7

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I have found what I believe could be a bug in Java 7, and Swing specifically. The scenario in which it occurs is pretty rare, so it's not surprising that I couldn't find anyone posting about experiencing this issue, but it's an issue that happens consistently for our product and our users.

Steps to reproduce:

1) Download any Swing-based Java application (for instance, IntelliJ IDEA or SoapUI) on a Linux machine.
2) SSH into this host machine from a Windows SSH client, using X11 forwarding (you can use this guide to set it up using PuTTy and Xming - http://blog.nth-design.com/2010/05/19/x11-putty-xming/ )
3) Run the application, and make sure the application is running with JRE7.
4) Try to edit some different text fields.

When doing this, certain text fields that are supposed to be editable suddenly become non-editable. This issue does not occur if you repeat the above procedure with JRE6.

If you need any further assistance in reproducing this issue, let us know.

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Regards,

Arian Jafari

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