I have been debugging some issues an application has been having with Java 1.7 versus older versions. A new problem I have encountered is that the right click context menu does not function in any TextField. It works fine when running it with any previous version of Java. I have tried coding a simple test with a Frame, Panel and TextField to see if it might be something else in the more complex application that was causing it, but the simple test class has the same problem.
I have searched for other people having the same issue, but I have not found anything comparable. This seems like a huge change from one version to the next and I am surprised that I am not finding this mentioned anywhere else. Can someone point me to anything that discusses this issue that I am having?
You should seriously consider migrating from AWT to Swing. Usually its a pretty straight replacement as Swing offers direct one to one options
Frame -> JFrame
Button -> JButton
More about Swing here http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/
UI questions are best suited on the GUI forums. I will move this post over there for you