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  Asked By: Jayden    Date: May 18    Category: Java    Views: 3694

I need to know is it possible to disable the alt+tab while
running an application?for those people who had helped me with my
previous problem,thanks.i had disable buttons on the jframe.i used
setUndecorated(true); in fact it works like jwindow.now my
application with a mouse click or keypress,the black frame will be
dispose.but i need to disable the alt+tab so that user cannot switch
program using this.the only way they can end the application is by
disposing the frame.anyone have any idea on this



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Nagina Mian     Answered On: May 18

have you try the lastest solution that I ever give you ?
that solution also could solve your alt tab problem.
(by using focuslistener)

Answer #2    Answered By: Whitney Cruz     Answered On: May 18

ya i tried but i think i miss out something somewhere,it cant seems
to work.

Answer #3    Answered By: Asir Hashmi     Answered On: May 18

ok..here is the example I made ...

--- code ----

import java.awt.* ;
import java.awt.event.* ;

import javax.swing.* ;

public class RadioButton {
public static void main(String[] args) {
RadioButtonFrame frame  = new RadioButtonFrame();

class RadioButtonFrame extends JFrame
public RadioButtonFrame()
setTitle("Radio Button Test");

Container contentPane = getContentPane();
label = new JLabel("The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog");
label.setFont(new Font("Serif",Font.PLAIN,12));
contentPane.add(label, BorderLayout.CENTER);

buttonPanel = new JPanel();

group = new ButtonGroup();
addRadioButton("Small", 8);
addRadioButton("Medium", 12);
addRadioButton("Large", 18);
addRadioButton("Extra Large", 36);

contentPane.add(buttonPanel, BorderLayout.SOUTH);

WindowFocusListener listen = new WindowFocusListener()
public void windowLostFocus(WindowEvent e) {
System.out.println("Window FOcus Listener : focus lost");
// requestFocus();

public void windowGainedFocus(WindowEvent e) {
System.out.println("window focus listener : gain focus ");


public void addRadioButton(String name, final int size)
boolean selected = size == 12 ;
JRadioButton button = new JRadioButton(name,selected);

ActionListener listener =
new ActionListener(){
public void actionPerformed(ActionEvent e) {
label.setFont(new Font("Serif",Font.PLAIN,size));


private JLabel label ;
private JPanel buttonPanel ;
private ButtonGroup group ;

-- end  of code --

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