Console window no longer updates


I'm using RubyMine 4 (beta), but this problem has existed for every version (at least for me) and I'm wondering if there's a fix.

The Console window is invaluable in Development Mode. But oftentimes scrolling up to see the thread of what has just occurred screws up subsequent scrolling, i.e. the messages are still displayed, but the scrollbar no longer keeps pace with the latest output - which means I have to manually drag the scrollbar down in order to see what has just happened. Since this is a real pain (and basically unacceptable) it means I have to stop and restart the server just so I can automatically see the latest messages in the console window.

This doesn't happen all of the time, but it does happen a lot; maybe at least half the time. In an attempt to "reboot" or "refresh" the Console window, I have tried (a) clearing the contents of the console window and (b) clicking the Server Devlopment Log window and then re-clicking the Console one, but neither of these activities work.

Is there a way to get the scrollbar back on track without stopping and starting the server?


P.S. Ubuntu 11.10 and Thin server. (But the same thing happened when I used older Linux and Mongrel versions.)

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Hello larryh,

Have you tried clicking on the button Scroll to the end?


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Hi Oleg,

No I haven't; didn't even know it was there. (One of the drawbacks of having too many features/options.) I have been manually scrolling to the bottom. I will try your suggestion and see if that works.

Thanks for replying,


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