How to address a standalone APM Workstation launch issue that could be experienced in a Windows environment when "ClearType" font settings
On a Windows environment, if "ClearType" font settings are enabled, the Standalone Workstation Client will fail to launch.
Debug level Workstation logs will show an exception similar to the following:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: -60397977 incompatible with Text-specific LCD contrast key
at java.awt.RenderingHints.put(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.windows.WDesktopProperties.getDesktopAAHints(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.windows.WToolkit.getDesktopAAHints(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.SunToolkit.getDesktopFontHints(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.windows.WDesktopProperties.getProperties(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.windows.WToolkit.updateProperties(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.windows.WToolkit.lazilyInitWProps(Unknown Source)
at sun.awt.windows.WToolkit.lazilyLoadDesktopProperty(Unknown Source)
at java.awt.Toolkit.getDesktopProperty(Unknown Source)
This is a known issue with the 1.6 Oracle JRE that is used by the Workstation client.
Details on this bug can be found at:
To address the issue, you will need to disable "ClearType" settings by taking the following steps:
- Control Panel
- Appearance and Personalization
- Select Adjust ClearType Text
- Deselect Turn On ClearType
- Click Next for the remaining steps until you have completed the wizard
- Click Finish.
After these changes are applied, the APM Workstation will be able to launch successfully.