Returns error after clicking on a plot

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Sajith Kk
Sajith Kk on 15 Sep 2019
Commented: ed on 23 Mar 2022
Returns the following error after plotting graphs and clicking on a plot.
"Warning: Error occurred while executing the listener callback for event ButtonExited defined for
class matlab.graphics.primitive.canvas.JavaCanvas:
Error using getDatetimeSettings
Invalid default value for property 'MonthsOfYear' in class 'datetime':
Reference to non-existent field 'matlab'.
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/createFadeInTimer
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/get.FadeInTimer
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/hideToolbar
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/handleMouseExited
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController>@(e,d)obj.handleMouseExited(e,d)
Warning: Error occurred while executing the listener callback for event ButtonExited defined for
class matlab.graphics.primitive.canvas.JavaCanvas:
Error using getDatetimeSettings
Invalid default value for property 'MonthsOfYear' in class 'datetime':
Reference to non-existent field 'matlab'.
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/createFadeInTimer
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/get.FadeInTimer
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/hideToolbar
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController/handleMouseExited
Error in matlab.graphics.controls.ToolbarController>@(e,d)obj.handleMouseExited(e,d) "
Things were working properly till yesterday. I am unable to find what changed.
The following different steps didnt resolve the issue:
1) restoredefaultpath
2) reset(gca)
3) reinstall matlab (I am using networked version in Institute)
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ed
ed on 16 Sep 2019
I have the same problem. In fact, just moving the mouse over the plot causes the error for me. I'm using Matlab 2019a Update 5 on a MacOS Mojave device, and I'm using an external (non-retina) display in junction with the (retina) diplay on my laptop.
Sajith Kk
Sajith Kk on 16 Sep 2019
My suggestion is to rename all the files in current folder to something else and see if the problem persists. It could be resolved if an m file in the current folder is conflicting with matlab inbuilt functions.

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Answers (2)

Sajith Kk
Sajith Kk on 16 Sep 2019
I found the solution. It was happening only when the current folder was in a particular folder in which there was a m-file named 'settings.m'. Probably there was a conflict between this file and a file related to plot function. It was resolved when I renamed the file to something else.
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Lukas Hagmeyer
Lukas Hagmeyer on 29 Sep 2020
I have had the same problem with settings.m, my solutions was to rename the file.
In the future, i am checking the doc for commands with similar name. This Problem could even happen with similar variables names.
z Chao
z Chao on 15 Nov 2020
I met this problem when im plotting the training-progress of deep learning toolbox, this solution solved my problem perfectly, Thank u !!!

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jianpeng
jianpeng on 23 Mar 2022
Hello, which folder do you want to change the settings.m file in, I don't understand it, it's driving me crazy, I hope you can answer it for me!
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ed
ed on 23 Mar 2022
The point is that if your project contains a file called 'settings.m' (or some other filename which conflicts with a built in matlab file) you may have this problem. Try renaming files in your project with rather generic filenames to use more custom names.

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