"Synchronizing Modified Files" dialog keeps popping up in build 977


Once I upgraded to build 977, I noticed this popup dialog title "Synchronizing Modified Files" kept popping up all the time, sometimes interrupting my work. It pops up for a split second and then goes away.

It seems to be happening alot when I am running certain Ant tasks in the background.

Please don't popup information dialogs because it is very distracting and can disrupt your work. Animate an icon or something..

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This is happening all the time for me. It is happening when I switch between two project windows or switch between IDEA and another application. Sometimes, the dialog flashes 2-3 times in a row.

Did something change in build 977 related to file synchronization?

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Alex wrote:

This is happening all the time for me. It is happening when I switch between two project windows or switch between IDEA and another application. Sometimes, the dialog flashes 2-3 times in a row.

Did something change in build 977 related to file synchronization?


Basically, they wanted to make it a bit more obvious when IDEA was doing
it's file synchronization because it used to display a simple text
message with no progressbar down in the statusbar and people would
complain that IDEA was hanging if the synchronization took too long but
they didn't notice the message.

I think they're going to adjust the dialog so that it doesn't popup
unless the synchronization takes longer than a few seconds.

Ciao,
Gordon

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Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919

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It steals focus from other applications all the time. It's diving me nuts -
every time I switch briefly from another window to IDEA and back it grabs
focus and bring itself to the front.



"Gordon Tyler" <gordon.tyler@quest.com> wrote in message
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Alex wrote:

>

This is happening all the time for me. It is happening when I switch

between two project windows or switch between IDEA and another application.
Sometimes, the dialog flashes 2-3 times in a row.

>

Did something change in build 977 related to file synchronization?

>

Basically, they wanted to make it a bit more obvious when IDEA was doing
it's file synchronization because it used to display a simple text
message with no progressbar down in the statusbar and people would
complain that IDEA was hanging if the synchronization took too long but
they didn't notice the message.

>

I think they're going to adjust the dialog so that it doesn't popup
unless the synchronization takes longer than a few seconds.

>

Ciao,
Gordon

>

--
Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919

>


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Right, the dialog should either be removed, made configurable or at
least should open after a few (maybe configurable) seconds of silent
synchronization. It should of course in no case steal the focus of any
other application.

Alex Roytman wrote:

It steals focus from other applications all the time. It's diving me nuts -
every time I switch briefly from another window to IDEA and back it grabs
focus and bring itself to the front.



"Gordon Tyler" <gordon.tyler@quest.com> wrote in message
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>>Alex wrote:
>>
>>
>>>This is happening all the time for me. It is happening when I switch


between two project windows or switch between IDEA and another application.
Sometimes, the dialog flashes 2-3 times in a row.

>>>Did something change in build 977 related to file synchronization?
>>
>>Basically, they wanted to make it a bit more obvious when IDEA was doing
>>it's file synchronization because it used to display a simple text
>>message with no progressbar down in the statusbar and people would
>>complain that IDEA was hanging if the synchronization took too long but
>>they didn't notice the message.
>>
>>I think they're going to adjust the dialog so that it doesn't popup
>>unless the synchronization takes longer than a few seconds.
>>
>>Ciao,
>>Gordon
>>
>>--
>>Gordon Tyler (Software Developer)
>>Quest Software <http://java.quest.com/>
>>260 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 4L5, Canada
>>Voice: 416-643-4846 | Fax: 416-594-1919
>>



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It's a known issue and it was fixed in some build just after #977.

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

"Alex" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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>

Once I upgraded to build 977, I noticed this popup dialog title

"Synchronizing Modified Files" kept popping up all the time, sometimes
interrupting my work. It pops up for a split second and then goes away.
>

It seems to be happening alot when I am running certain Ant tasks in the

background.
>

Please don't popup information dialogs because it is very distracting and

can disrupt your work. Animate an icon or something..


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Like progress monitor concept - it must be show if synchronizing delay is
more that 1-2 sec.
http://www.ictp.trieste.it/~manuals/programming/Java/tutorial/uiswing/components/progress.html#monitors


Thanks!


"Valentin Kipiatkov (JetBrains)" <valentin@intellij.com> wrote in message
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It's a known issue and it was fixed in some build just after #977.

>

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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"Alex" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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>

Once I upgraded to build 977, I noticed this popup dialog title

"Synchronizing Modified Files" kept popping up all the time, sometimes
interrupting my work. It pops up for a split second and then goes away.
>

It seems to be happening alot when I am running certain Ant tasks in the

background.
>

Please don't popup information dialogs because it is very distracting

and

can disrupt your work. Animate an icon or something..

>
>



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Yes, of course.

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Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

"Alexey Efimov" <aefimov@spklabs.com> wrote in message
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Like progress monitor concept - it must be show if synchronizing delay is
more that 1-2 sec.

>
http://www.ictp.trieste.it/~manuals/programming/Java/tutorial/uiswing/components/progress.html#monitors

 ...
> progressMonitor.setMillisToDecideToPopup(2 * ONE_SECOND);
> ]]>

>

Thanks!

>
>

"Valentin Kipiatkov (JetBrains)" <valentin@intellij.com> wrote in message
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It's a known issue and it was fixed in some build just after #977.

>

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

>

"Alex" <no_mail@jetbrains.com> wrote in message
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>

Once I upgraded to build 977, I noticed this popup dialog title

"Synchronizing Modified Files" kept popping up all the time, sometimes
interrupting my work. It pops up for a split second and then goes away.
>

It seems to be happening alot when I am running certain Ant tasks in

the

background.
>

Please don't popup information dialogs because it is very distracting

and

can disrupt your work. Animate an icon or something..

>
>

>
>


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I've not usually the type to encourage the release of anything before a developer thinks it's ready, but please, please release the next EAP build containing this fix as soon as possible.

Actions as simple as navigating the src tree and pulling down menus are excruciatingly annoying with the constant loss of focus occurring every time these window blips come up.

-Matt

It's a known issue and it was fixed in some build
just after #977.

--
Valentin Kipiatkov
JetBrains, Inc
http://www.intellij.com
"Develop with pleasure!"

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