Recently, both the Aptana and Eclipse IDE’s have been giving me mouse clicking problems but I finally found the solution. To fix the problem you will need to do the following:

  1. Create a new empty file called aptana.sh that you will use to launch Aptana.  I store my install of Aptana in /home/username/Applications/aptana so I created the launch script in /home/username/Applications/aptana.sh.
  2. Put the following code in the empty file and save it.  It will become what is called a wrapper script for launching the Aptana application.  Change the paths to match your environment.
    #!/bin/sh
    export GDK_NATIVE_WINDOWS=1
    /home/username/Applications/aptana/AptanaStudio
  3. Make the script executable.  You can do this by right-clicking it in gnome and selecting Properties -> Permissions -> Allow executing file as program.  For the purists: chmod +x /home/username/Applications/aptana.sh
  4. Create a launch script.  For the sake of simplicity, I create a launch script for it on my desktop by right-clicking on the desktop and selecting Create Launcher.
    Name: Aptana
    Command: /home/username/applications/aptana.sh
    (browse to and select the script you created)

You should be able to use a very similar setup to fix mouse clicks in Eclipse as well.  Just change the paths and filenames where appropriate.  Keep in mind that the application for Aptana is called AptanaStudio whereas in Eclipse it is simply called eclipse.

You can now test your script by double clicking the launcher or running the shell script you created.  The mouse clicking problems should be fixed.

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One Response to “Aptana and Eclipse Mouse Click Problems”

  1. Max Says:

    not helped