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ginput crashes matlab on figure close (Windows 8)

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Adrian
Adrian on 30 May 2014
Edited: Adrian on 31 May 2014
Hi everyone,
I'm experiencing some peculiar behaviour (tried on R2012b and R2014a on different Windows PCs):
> figure(1); ginput()
and we close the figure, the appropriate error is thrown:
Error using ginput (line 112)
Interrupted by figure deletion
whereas if we have
> figure(1); figure(2); ginput();
and we close figure 2, a matlab system error happens and matlab crashes completely. If we close figure 1, and then figure 2, we get the figure deletion error again as expected.
Any ideas how to avoid the matlab crash? try/catching does not work (since it doesn't actually throw an error...)
Edit : It seems the problem is applicable to Windows 8 and 8.1, and not Windows 7.
Thanks!
- Adrian
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Adrian
Adrian on 31 May 2014
Yes, it is reproducible even with different renderers. Thanks for the suggestion. I guess I'll submit a bug report!

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 31 May 2014
I do not observe the behavior you did. What I see is expected and is this:
>> figure(1); figure(2); ginput();
Error using ginput (line 84)
Interrupted by figure deletion
I closed figure 2 and it simply gave an entirely reasonable error message.
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Adrian
Adrian on 31 May 2014
Thanks. I should have specified originally that my problems were on Win 8. But this was a good check, and yeah it seems that Win 7 is fine.

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