Flickering title bar when trying to debug

I'm working on a webapp with this setup:

Windows 2000
IDEA 4.5, build 2253
Tomcat 5.5.9

Debugging has been working fine until today. Now it's having problems.

When I hit the debug button in the console it shows this:


And then it stops and the caret and IDEA window title bar flicker madly. Sometimes it flickers for about 30 seconds and then puts up this error dialog:


When I dismiss the dialog the console output continues until it gets to...


At that point I can interact with the application in my browser and debugging seems to work.

Other times the IDEA window title bar just keeps flickering and doesn't stop.

I've tried restarting.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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IDEA 4.5, build 2253


Please try the EAP build 3386.

Tom

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Are you sure that's what I should do? If so, why?

Build 2253 (the one I'm using) is what's offered as "IDEA 4.5" on IntelliJ's main website here:

http://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/

That seems to imply that 2253 is a stable, reliable version. If I install a bleeding-edge version in order to overcome one problem, is that not likely to invite other problems?

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Ethan, IDEA 4.5 is rather old and IDEA 5 is only a few days away. I suggest
you to try the latest EAP build and if this problem occurs again, please
report it and the chance it is fixed before IDEA 5 is released is quite high.

Tom

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Ethan


You should try the official support.
http://www.jetbrains.com/support/idea/


Alain

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Thanks for the replies. I installed the latest build last Friday. It seems to be working OK now.

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