xorg Digest, Vol 163, Issue 8

akshay chavan akshay_chavan2003 at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 15 17:48:29 UTC 2019

Nedit's "version" option shows the following information:
NEdit 5.6
Jul 5, 2010

     Built on: Win32, x86-64, GNU C
     Built at: Jun 30 2015, 16:55:01
   With Motif: (Untested) 2.3.4 [@(#)Motif Version 2.3.4]
Running Motif: 2.3 [unknown]
       Server: The Cygwin/X Project 12001000
       Visual: 24-bit TrueColor (ID 0x21, Default)
       Locale: en_US
I did not build NEdit from source. I simply installed it through Cygwin. 

Can you offer any suggestions to deal with this problem? 

    On Friday, February 15, 2019, 6:45:52 AM GMT+5:30, Chris Sorenson <csoren at isd.net> wrote:  
 > Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:14:27 +0000 (UTC)
> From: akshay chavan <akshay_chavan2003 at yahoo.com>
> To: "xorg at lists.x.org" <xorg at lists.x.org>
> Subject: Problems using an X-Window application on Cygwin
> Message-ID: <844242032.1743315.1549908867439 at mail.yahoo.com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8"
> Hi,
> I have installed a X-Window text editor called NEdit 5.6 on Windows 10
> using Cygwin. I have installed all the required X packages such as
> xorg-server, xinit, etc required to run X-Window applications
> I have noticed that whenever I open ANY dialog, such as "Goto line
> number", "save as" or "open", the keyboard input does NOT show in the
> dialog's textbox.
> For instance, if I open the "goto line number" dialog, and type
> something, the entered number does not show up in the dialog's textbox
> . Similarly, when I open the "save as" dialog, I CANNOT type in the
> "Directory" field.
> These problems are NOT observed when I press and hold the middle mouse
> click on the textbox. As long as I hold the middle mouse click, the
> textbox shows the characters typed in. When I release the mouse click,
> I can no longer enter anything in the textbox.
> Is this issue related to xinit? I tried searching online for a
> solution but didn't find anything.
> Thanks,
> Akshay

That's probably a Motif problem not an Nedit problem, what version of 
Motif is your Cygwin using?
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