stop button turns to skull when I "rerun" in debugger

often in the pycharm debugger I want to re-run code from the beginning, and so I may click on the "rerun" button in the debugger window.  Sometimes clicking this doesn't cause re-run though, at least not immediately.  Instead the "stop" button (a red square) toggles to a "skull" and it's as if execution is paused.  If I click the skull it re-runs.

I'd like it to just re-run without an extra click on the skull.  How to achieve this?

I am running 5.0.1 on linux.

I just started seeing this yesterday and I'm not sure what I might have done to cause it.

Although my case a slightly different.  I get the skull icon when I stop the process. 


Oddly, I was just able to 'fix' the problem by rebooting the PC.  I'm on windows 7.

I'd love to know what that was all about, and what I might have done to trigger it.


I'm having the same problem on Linux (Deiban Jessie). I rebooted, but the problem still persists. Has anyone figured this out? It's quite bothersome.


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