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uigetfile blocks the matlab shell!

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Arabarra
Arabarra on 18 Jan 2016
Commented: Arabarra on 24 Nov 2016
Hi,
using uigetfile just blocks the Matlab shell. If I type for instance the Mathworks provided example (on a freshly opened Matlab shell) [filename, pathname] = uigetfile('*.m', 'Pick a MATLAB code file'); ... nothing happens and the Matlab shell just becomes unresponsive
I'm using r2015 on RedHatEnterpriseServer (7.2), with java version "1.7.0_91" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (rhel-2.6.2.3.el7-x86_64 u91-b00) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.91-b01, mixed mode)
Any ideas?

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Yuebin Zhou
Yuebin Zhou on 20 Jan 2016
That could be caused by the interference or interaction from another software. Please check the crash dump and see if other software`s names show up there. You may find crash dump files in the folder shown by using the command below.
>>winopen(tempdir)
Kirby Fears
Kirby Fears on 20 Jan 2016
uigetfile ordinarily does freeze the shell until you choose a file or close the dialogue box.
The problem is that you're not getting the dialogue box.
Arabarra
Arabarra on 24 Nov 2016
well, it was one of those bugs that just disappeared with a new release...

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