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    Default making a global hotkey

    I'm trying to make a global hotkey in my program so that when i press 'l' anywhere it pops up a jdialog. I've tried a keylistener and that works as it should untill i click any button at which point the keylistener stops responding. I've tried adding a keybinding which works as it should in a sample program but never responds in the actual program. What can I do to make it work?


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    Default Re: making a global hotkey

    A KeyBinding should be appropriate.
    I've tried adding a keybinding which works as it should in a sample program but never responds in the actual program.
    Tough to debug without seeing code. Can you boil your 'actual' program down to an SSCCE that replicates the problem?

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    --- Update ---

    Okay, I just found what's causing the problem. The actual program also implements ActionListener and that's stopping the keybind from working. I need the actionlistener for several buttons also in the program so I can't just get rid of it. Is there any way I can have both, or is there something I can replace the actionlistener with instead?

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    With a bit of googling, I managed to find a solution. Apparently an action is also an actionlistener, as odd as that seems. So now I just need to make actions for all the buttons in my program, and get rid of all the actionlisteners, but at least it will work.
    Last edited by Harry Blargle; March 6th, 2014 at 03:12 PM. Reason: found problem

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