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This post today is for all of my Mac OS X users.

For the longest time, I couldn’t get my Workbench to work correctly. Every time I would select text inside of the Workbench editor, whether it be an SQL Query or an IRPT, the Workbench would freeze up and go into ‘Application Not Responding’. Oh that dreaded pinwheel of death.

No matter what version of Java I was running, or how many times I cleared my java cache, or uninstalled and reinstalled, I couldn’t get it figured out. Why was this only happening to me? No one in the developer forums had any idea what I was talking about.

I was lost.

Until I just recently stumbled upon the solution.

If you’re using an everyday point and click mouse, while running a mouse map editor (ex. Microsoft Intellipoint, Better Touch Tool, etc.) these problems will happen to you. For what ever reason, I’m not sure.

And the only workaround that I have for this is to uninstall those, and relaunch your Workbench.

I hope this post is able to help someone, because I know first hand how frustrating this can be.

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