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Bug 133247 - Output Window is missing
Summary: Output Window is missing
Alias: None
Product: platform
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Output Window (show other bugs)
Version: 8.2
Hardware: PC Windows 7 x64
: P2 blocker (vote)
Assignee: t_h
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-18 22:21 UTC by mbarnes
Modified: 2019-07-16 14:25 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
Issue Type: DEFECT
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Description mbarnes 2008-04-18 22:21:25 UTC
I've been using NetBeans 6.01 on Win XP for weeks.
This week, suddenly I can no longer get an "Output"
Tab on my Output Window.

When I do a build, I have no way to see the results
beyond what appears in the Status Bar at the bottom
of the GUI.

If I select Window -> Output -> Output nothing happens

If I click Ctl-4 nothing happens.

I have tried restarting NetBeans.
I have tried rebooting my system.

I do have a Search Results Tab in the Output Window.
Same for "Versioning Output" and "Usages", etc.

There's just no build output.
No build output means no Java Compiler output.
If I can't see compile errors how do I fix my code?

This has a SEVERE impact on the usefulness of NetBeans.
Comment 1 mbarnes 2008-04-18 23:45:24 UTC
Never mind.
I rebooted again and I can get the Output Window again.
Comment 2 mbarnes 2008-07-23 18:04:41 UTC
It has happened again.  NO OUTPUT WINDOW!

I have both restarted NB and rebooted Win XP and and I still have no Output Window

This time, no Versioning Output & No Build Output.
Comment 3 Peter Pis 2008-07-28 09:08:41 UTC
Reassigning to "core".
Comment 4 Lukas Hasik 2008-07-28 09:47:09 UTC
could you try to press - "Window > Reset Windows" menu item? It should set all the windows into default positions.
Could you backup content of <nb_userdir>/config/Windows2Local directory and attach it here? 

What OS, JDK, window manager, etc?

thank you
Comment 5 Petr Chytil 2008-09-02 14:03:06 UTC
Without requested information for long time - INVALID. We can't do anything in this case, so please reporter add
requested information and reopen issue. Thanks in advance.
Comment 6 sivshani 2016-12-04 22:57:43 UTC
Netbeans IDE 8.2 - still getting the same behavior: after closing the output window it can't be opened again.
after window -> reset windows, issue solved.

please note: regarding user interface, ctrl-4 open output, but ctrl-f4 close current window - might lead to some problems for the users if pressng f4 instead 4.
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