Friday, October 2, 2015

Problems with Java Based OS X Applications Hanging when Entering Text

So I found another problem with my new upgrade to OS X 10.11.  That is that the Java web application I was using, Adobe Ad Hoc Analysis in this case, would hard lock every time i tried to enter text in a text box.  The only solution was to force quit the application.  After much testing I found the culprit was the RescueTime helper applet.  Basically this applet gets Accessibility access so that it can inspect windows and record time used but is glitching on the java windows and causing the lock up.

There could be other programs causing the same issues even if you don't use RescueTime but are having the same problem.  To troubleshoot do the following.

  • Close out of the java program that is locking up.
  • Open System Preference > Security & Privacy > Privacy > Accessibility.
  • Note with items are check and then uncheck them all.
  • Restart your java program and attempt to reproduce the issue.
  • If it is working correctly then quit, re-enable one item, and try again until you find the culprit.
  • If you can't get around the error even with all Accessibility options off that you must have some other issue.
Anyway if you find any items fix the problem you can just leave them off though they might hinder there applications functionality.

No comments: