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Interface Malfunction with last yEd version (3.13)

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There's a big problem with the last version.

The letter disappear when I glide my mouse over them.

It happens with  every element who have some text on it. Some screenshot to describe better this problem :


Also it is very hard to edit a label as there is no cursor when in edit mode :


So, I'm forced to use a previous yEd version as this is not possible to work with this one.


Do you have any idea where could be the problem ?





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Unfortunately, we do not have any ideas what is causing these problems. Which exact version of Windows and Java are you using (see "Help" -> "About")?

If you installed the yEd version that comes with an embedded Java runtime, try running yEd with
"C:\Program Files\yWorks\yEd-3.13\jre\bin\java" -Dyed.laf=crossplatform -jar "C:\Program Files\yWorks\yEd-3.13\yed.jar"
from the command line. If you installed the yEd version without an embedded Java runtime, try
java -Dyed.laf=crossplatform -jar "C:\Program Files\yWorks\yEd-3.13\yed.jar"
on the command line.

This starts yEd with another theme. Does the alternative theme work?

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I have the same problem with these versions:

I'm working on Win7 Professional SPI, 64bit with

java version "1.8.0_05"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_05-b13)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.5-b02, mixed mode

and I also tested with

java version "1.8.0_25"
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_25-b18)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 25.25-b02, mixed mode)

I have this problem, if I just double click the yed.jar icon and start with the default theme (I case of the Zipped yEd Jar file), open the yed.exe
and also if I run it in the command line with:
java -Dyed.laf=crossplatform -jar "PATH_TO_FILE\yed.jar"

The Solution for me was to change back to java version 1.7 update 71 64bit !
Java 7 installation you can find under http://java.com/de/download/manual_java7.jsp

Now version http://www.yworks.com/products/yed/demo/yEd-3.13_without-JRE_64-bit_setup.exe
is working for me!

quote: "

For those whose problem has not been solved; try this solution:

Set the global environment variable "J2D_D3D" to "false" inside the OS. According to Sun, this setting is used to turn off the Java 2D system's use of Direct3D in Java 1.4.1_02 and later.

ie: simply create a environmental variable with name "J2D_D3D" and value "false" without the quotes.

this has solved my rendering problems, hope it does yours also.
from http://stackoverflow.com/questions/22737535/swing-rendering-appears-broken-in-jdk-1-8-correct-in-jdk-1-7

helped me! Maybe its worth a try.

A slightly simpler solution offered in the above thread is using the command line option -Dsun.java2d.d3d=false when starting yEd.

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