You might have a look to PopupWindow.consumeAutoHidingEvents property.

By default, it’s true so I think it’s why PopupWindow consumes the 
If you turn it to false, MOUSE_PRESSED event should flow up and reach your 
background object.


Le 23 avr. 2014 à 16:40, Robert Fisher <> a écrit :

> Hi everyone,
> I'm confused about how pressed and dragged events are related in JavaFX. My 
> initial assumption was that MOUSE_PRESSED events would *always* precede 
> MOUSE_DRAGGED events. That is, you would never find a case where a 
> MOUSE_DRAGGED event fired on a node and a MOUSE_PRESSED event had not fired.
> However I then found the following exception: when I have a popup showing 
> that is configured to hide itself when it loses focus. If I drag on a 
> background node, a MOUSE_DRAGGED handler will fire but a MOUSE_PRESSED 
> handler will not. Like the MOUSE_PRESSED event is being consumed in the 
> process of hiding the popup, or something. I observed this behaviour in both 
> JavaFX 7 and 8.
> Is this a bug? Or am I making too many assumptions about how MOUSE_PRESSED 
> and MOUSE_DRAGGED events are related?
> Cheers,
> Rob

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