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I recently installed Netbeans 6.9 on a new computer. I went to install the NB Android plugin, which I have on another computer, but I found most of the functionality of the plugins window disabled. The install, uninstall, activate, and deactivate buttons are grayed out. I have included images at the bottom. This hasn't happened to me before, and searching Google hasn't turned up anything useful.

I thought it might have been a permission problem so I tried running Netbeans with gksudo but that didn't help. I also thought it might have been something wonky with the Ubuntu Software Center install, so I uninstalled that one, and downloaded Netbeans from the main site and I installed it in my home directory, but it does the same thing.

I'm running Xubuntu 10.10 and Netbeans 6.9.1

Available Plugins Tab

Installed Tab

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hello? are you looking at this? if i was unclear in some way or it isn't working let me works for me – RobotHumans Nov 15 '10 at 18:05
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you have to right click and select the plugin

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i don't mean to be trite, it threw me for a second also not having a checkbox or highlighting working for install. – RobotHumans Nov 14 '10 at 16:38
That's exactly what it was. Thanks! – Josh Nov 16 '10 at 7:11

I had a similar problem in NetBeans 6.9.1, where I could right click on any individual plugin, but Activate, Deactivate, and Uninstall were all greyed out.

I realized, quite by accident, that it is possible to select individual packages for uninstallation by using the space bar to mark a package as selected.

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