I have used incremental search successfully for quite a while up through IDEA 9. But in IDEA 10 (build IU-99.32 and earlier), this is what happens:
o start incremental search
o find search item
o attempt to turn off incremental search with right/left cursor key or <escape> as in previous versions
o incremental search will not turn off:
-- cursor up/down will only repeat search
-- Enter key will create a new line BUT
-- all other key presses are "swallowed" -- I type keys but nothing appears and nothing changes in the system state, for both text entry and control keys.
Is there a new way to exit incremental search in IDEA 10?
(Logs: There is nothing in idea.log for the period of time I experienced this and the threadDump directories are also empty.)