Can't type into Java TextField after Signed Applet in Safari on Macintosh

Apple bug ID # 7423696

Note:  This has been updated for 2013 at but the original version at the time of the bug report is below:

Steps to reproduce:

1.  Using Safari, go to a signed applet such as the one on this page (  One can't type into the TextField, regardless of whether one chooses Allow or Deny in the digital certificate dialog box.

2.  Clicking next to a similar non-signed applet such as the one at one can't type into the TextField there either.  However, that non-signed version of applet works if you go to it right after opening the browser, before going to the signed version.


Additional information:

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Source code:

import java.awt.*;
import java.applet.*;

public class SigningTestApple extends Applet {

public void init()
  setBackground(new Color(255, 240, 200));
  TextField textField = new TextField(20);

public void paint(Graphics g)
   String userHome = System.getProperty("user.home");
   g.drawString("Signing worked. The user.home property is: " + userHome, 10, 70);
  catch (SecurityException e)
   g.drawString("Signing didn't work. The SecurityException is: " + e.getMessage(), 10, 70);
} // END OF Class SigningTestApple