<AWT Dev> [8] Review Request for 8010009 : [macosx] Unable type into online word games on MacOSX

Petr Pchelko petr.pchelko at oracle.com
Mon Apr 1 06:42:47 PDT 2013

Hello, AWT team.

Please review the fix for the following issue:
The fix is available at:

The problem occurred because we use input methods for plugin keyboard input. So when the text from the input method comes only KEY_TYPED events were synthesized. Now we also synthesize KEY_RELEASED events. Additionally, the last keyCode should be stored because some swing code relies on the keyCode for the KEY_RELEASED event.

There still are 2 issues around this:
	1. Firefox has a very strange behavior when user types extremely fast.  KeyReleased events come from the browser, while they should not according to the NPAPI specification.  I suppose it is a bug in Firefox. I did not add any workaround for this issue, because I there is no way to add it safely. The workaround could possible break the existing code. So I suppose it is better to file a bug to Mozilla.
	2. The game from Pogo does not expect some possible combinations of events coming and skips squares if you type for example  "  'r  " . This should probably be filed to Pogo Games.

With best regards. Petr.

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