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Thread: stopping a while loop with user input

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    Default stopping a while loop with user input

    How could I create this programm: If you start it, a loop tells something (say every 5 seconds) until you type in 'stop'.
    The problem is, if I type in .nextLine(); it checks every time the loop repeats.
    Is there a way to sovle this?


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    Default Re: stopping a while loop with user input

    Is this a GUI app or does it use the console? It will work better as a GUI where you can use threads to control the looping and the I/O. If the program tries to read from the console, nothing can be written to the console until the user enters something. One solution might be to use JOptionPanes to display messages.
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    Default Re: stopping a while loop with user input

    It's only console. Thanks, I'll try to use JOptionPanes.

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