Unable to open problems tool window

Hi!

I've been evaluating IntelliJ IDEA for couple of months now and most of my experiences have been very positive.

However, I bumped to very annoying problem which I cannot figure out the root cause for. The use case of itself is very simple: press a shortcut key => display java compilation errors.

I mapped a shortcut key (F4) to open the problems tool window, which first worked as one would expect until recently it stopped cooperating for unknown reason. To show any compilation errors I actually have to rebuild everything from scratch which is very, very annoying.

If I open the keymap settings and try to find what action my F4 key is bound to (filter settings), it actually finds nothing. If I try to bind F4 to another action, the following conflict is displayed:

"Assigned to [ActivateProblemsToolWindow] which is now not loaded but may be loaded after"

Any ideas what is causing this issue? IDEA version is 14.1.5, run on OS X 10.11

Cheers,
Christian

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Please attach idea.log (https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/entries/23352446). Make sure it includes IDE startup.

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Hi,

The following is a fresh log containing messages during:

1. startup of the ide
2. tried to adjust those keymappings
3. closed the program


2015-10-20 15:10:52,109 [      0]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - ------------------------------------------------------ IDE STARTED ------------------------------------------------------
2015-10-20 15:10:52,134 [     25]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - IDE: IntelliJ IDEA (build #IU-141.2735.5, 22 Sep 2015 00:00)
2015-10-20 15:10:52,134 [     25]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - OS: Mac OS X (10.11, x86_64)
2015-10-20 15:10:52,134 [     25]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JRE: 1.6.0_65-b14-468-11M4833 (Apple Inc.)
2015-10-20 15:10:52,134 [     25]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JVM: 20.65-b04-468 (Java HotSpot(TM) 64-Bit Server VM)
2015-10-20 15:10:52,140 [     31]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JVM Args: -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:SoftRefLRUPolicyMSPerMB=50 -ea -Dsun.io.useCanonCaches=false -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Xverify:none -Xbootclasspath/a:../lib/boot.jar -Xms128m -Xmx750m -XX:MaxPermSize=350m -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=225m -XX:+UseCompressedOops -Djb.vmOptionsFile=/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents/bin/idea.vmoptions -Didea.java.redist=NoJavaDistribution -Didea.home.path=/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents -Didea.executable=idea -Didea.paths.selector=IntelliJIdea14
2015-10-20 15:10:52,177 [     68]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JNA library loaded (64-bit) in 37 ms
2015-10-20 15:10:52,181 [     72]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - initializing environment
2015-10-20 15:10:52,182 [     73]   INFO - .intellij.util.EnvironmentUtil - loading shell env: /bin/bash -l -i -c '/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents/bin/printenv.py' '/private/var/folders/n2/6j2vc3cs2tx0s5yqg1bshhww0000gn/T/intellij-shell-env0.tmp'
2015-10-20 15:10:53,206 [   1097]   INFO - .intellij.util.EnvironmentUtil - shell environment loaded (34 vars)
2015-10-20 15:10:55,108 [   2999]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - 124 plugins initialized in 2026 ms
2015-10-20 15:10:55,109 [   3000]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Loaded bundled plugins: ASP (0.1), Ant Support (1.0), AspectJ Support (1.2), Bytecode Viewer (0.1), CFML Support (3.53), CSS Support, Copyright (8.1), Coverage, Cucumber for Groovy (999.999), Cucumber for Java (999.999), DSM Analysis (1.0.0), Database Tools and SQL (1.0), Eclipse Integration (3.0), EditorConfig (1.0), Emma, Gherkin (999.999), Git Integration (8.1), GitHub, Gradle, Groovy (9.0), HTML Tools (2.0), Hibernate Support (1.0), I18n for Java, IDEA CORE, IntelliLang (8.0), J2ME (1.0), JBoss Drools Support (1.0), JUnit (1.0), Java Bytecode Decompiler (0.1), Java EE: Batch Applications (1.0), Java EE: Bean Validation Support (1.1), Java EE: Contexts and Dependency Injection (1.1), Java EE: EJB, JPA, Servlets (1.0), Java EE: JMS, JSON Processing, Concurrency, Transaction  (1.0), Java EE: Java Server Faces (2.2.X.), Java EE: RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) (1.0), Java EE: Web Services (JAX-WS) (1.9), Java EE: WebSockets (1.0), Java Server Pages Integration (1.0), JavaFX (1.0), JavaScript Debugger (1.0), JavaScript Intention Power Pack (0.9.4), JavaScript Support (1.0), Persistence Frameworks Support (1.0), Playframework Support (1.0), Plugin DevKit (1.0), Properties Support, QuirksMode, REST Client, Refactor-X (2.01), Remote Hosts Access (0.1), SSH Remote Run (0.1), Spring AOP/@AspectJ (1.0), Spring Batch (1.0), Spring Boot (1.0), Spring Data (1.0), Spring Integration Patterns (1.0), Spring OSGi (1.0), Spring Security (1.0), Spring Support (1.0), Spring Web Flow (1.0), Spring Web Services (1.0), Spy-js (999.999), Subversion Integration (1.1), Task Management (1.0), Terminal (0.1), TestNG-J (8.0), Time Tracking (1.0), UML Support (1.0), W3C Validators (2.0), XPathView + XSLT Support (4), XSLT-Debugger (1.4), YAML, ZKM-Unscramble (1.0)
2015-10-20 15:10:55,109 [   3000]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Loaded custom plugins: PHP (141.2462)
2015-10-20 15:10:55,109 [   3000]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Disabled plugins: Android Support (10.1.1.0), Application Servers View (0.2.0), CVS Integration (11), ClearCase Integration (2.0), Cloud Foundry integration (1.0), CloudBees integration (1.0), CoffeeScript (2.0), Flash/Flex Support (1.0), FreeMarker support (1.0), GWT Support (1.0), Geronimo Integration (1.0), GlassFish Integration (1.0), Google App Engine Integration (1.1.4), Grails (9.0), GuiceyIDEA (8.0), HAML, Heroku integration (1.0), JBoss Integration (1.0), JBoss Seam Pageflow Support (1.0), JBoss Seam Pages Support (1.0), JBoss Seam Support (1.0), JBoss jBPM (2.0.0), JSR45 Integration (1.0), Jetty Integration (1.0), LESS support, Maven Integration, Maven Integration Extension, OpenShift integration (1.0), Osmorc (1.4.6), Perforce Integration (2.0), Resin Integration (8.1), SASS support, Spring MVC (1.0), Spring Roo Console (1.0), Spring WebSocket (1.0), Struts 1.x (2.0), Struts 2 (1.0), Stylus support (999.999), TFS Integration (999.999), Tapestry support (1.0), Thymeleaf (1.0), Tomcat and TomEE Integration (1.0), UI Designer, Vaadin Support (1.0), Velocity support (1.0), WebLogic Integration (1.0), WebSphere Integration (1.0), dmServer Support (0.9.5), hg4idea (10.0)
2015-10-20 15:10:55,538 [   3429]   INFO - ellij.util.io.PagedFileStorage - lower=100; upper=200; buffer=10; max=755630080
2015-10-20 15:10:55,604 [   3495]   INFO - api.vfs.impl.local.FileWatcher - Starting file watcher: /Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents/bin/fsnotifier
2015-10-20 15:10:55,633 [   3524]   INFO - api.vfs.impl.local.FileWatcher - Native file watcher is operational.
2015-10-20 15:10:56,112 [   4003]   INFO - lij.diagnostic.DebugLogManager - Set DEBUG for the following categories: []
2015-10-20 15:10:56,451 [   4342]   INFO - rains.ide.BuiltInServerManager - built-in server started, port 63342
2015-10-20 15:10:56,879 [   4770]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:10:56,901 [   4792]   INFO - ellij.project.impl.ProjectImpl - 20 project components initialized in 197 ms
2015-10-20 15:10:56,901 [   4792]   INFO - le.impl.ModuleManagerComponent - 0 module(s) loaded in 0 ms
2015-10-20 15:10:57,429 [   5320]   INFO - pl.stores.ApplicationStoreImpl - 88 application components initialized in 2260 ms
2015-10-20 15:10:57,441 [   5332]   INFO - .intellij.idea.IdeaApplication - App initialization took 5883 ms
2015-10-20 15:10:57,594 [   5485]   WARN - om.intellij.util.ProfilingUtil - Profiling agent is not enabled. Add -agentlib:yjpagent to idea.vmoptions if necessary to profile IDEA.
2015-10-20 15:10:58,778 [   6669]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:10:58,785 [   6676]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:10:58,800 [   6691]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:10:58,801 [   6692]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:10:59,029 [   6920]   INFO - ellij.project.impl.ProjectImpl - 143 project components initialized in 882 ms
2015-10-20 15:10:59,840 [   7731]   INFO - le.impl.ModuleManagerComponent - 77 module(s) loaded in 811 ms
2015-10-20 15:11:02,585 [  10476]   INFO - tartup.impl.StartupManagerImpl - /Users/xxxxxxxx/.idea/misc.xml case-sensitivity: false
2015-10-20 15:11:05,676 [  13567]   INFO - tor.impl.FileEditorManagerImpl - Project opening took 7550 ms
2015-10-20 15:11:07,734 [  15625]   INFO - indexing.UnindexedFilesUpdater - Indexable files iterated in 5660 ms
2015-10-20 15:11:10,762 [  18653]   INFO - CompilerWorkspaceConfiguration - Available processors: 8
2015-10-20 15:11:10,807 [  18698]   INFO - lij.tasks.impl.TaskManagerImpl - Updating issues cache (every 20 min)
2015-10-20 15:11:43,420 [  51311]   INFO - Types.impl.FileTypeManagerImpl - FileTypeManager: 0 auto-detected files
Elapsed time on auto-detect: 0 ms
2015-10-20 15:11:43,424 [  51315]   INFO - org.jetbrains.io.BuiltInServer - web server stopped
2015-10-20 15:11:43,439 [  51330]   INFO - il.indexing.FileBasedIndexImpl - START INDEX SHUTDOWN
2015-10-20 15:11:43,485 [  51376]   INFO - il.indexing.FileBasedIndexImpl - END INDEX SHUTDOWN
2015-10-20 15:11:43,485 [  51376]   INFO - stubs.SerializationManagerImpl - START StubSerializationManager SHUTDOWN
2015-10-20 15:11:43,486 [  51377]   INFO - stubs.SerializationManagerImpl - END StubSerializationManager SHUTDOWN
2015-10-20 15:11:43,506 [  51397]   WARN - api.vfs.impl.local.FileWatcher - Watcher terminated with exit code 0
2015-10-20 15:11:43,506 [  51397]   INFO - newvfs.persistent.PersistentFS - VFS dispose started
2015-10-20 15:11:43,557 [  51448]   INFO - newvfs.persistent.PersistentFS - VFS dispose completed
2015-10-20 15:11:43,564 [  51455]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - ------------------------------------------------------ IDE SHUTDOWN ------------------------------------------------------
 

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Hi,

This is the log from the version with bundled jdk. The problem still exists. :(


2015-10-20 15:40:00,912 [      0]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - ------------------------------------------------------ IDE STARTED ------------------------------------------------------
2015-10-20 15:40:00,954 [     42]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - IDE: IntelliJ IDEA (build #IU-141.2735.5, 22 Sep 2015 00:00)
2015-10-20 15:40:00,954 [     42]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - OS: Mac OS X (10.11, x86_64)
2015-10-20 15:40:00,954 [     42]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JRE: 1.8.0_40-release-b92 (JetBrains s.r.o)
2015-10-20 15:40:00,954 [     42]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JVM: 25.40-b25 (OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM)
2015-10-20 15:40:00,965 [     53]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JVM Args: -Dfile.encoding=UTF-8 -XX:+UseConcMarkSweepGC -XX:SoftRefLRUPolicyMSPerMB=50 -ea -Dsun.io.useCanonCaches=false -Djava.net.preferIPv4Stack=true -Xverify:none -Xbootclasspath/a:../lib/boot.jar -Xms128m -Xmx750m -XX:MaxPermSize=350m -XX:ReservedCodeCacheSize=225m -XX:+UseCompressedOops -Djb.vmOptionsFile=/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents/bin/idea.vmoptions -Didea.java.redist=custom-jdk-bundled -Didea.home.path=/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents -Didea.executable=idea -Didea.paths.selector=IntelliJIdea14
2015-10-20 15:40:00,996 [     84]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - JNA library loaded (64-bit) in 30 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:01,008 [     96]   INFO -        #com.intellij.idea.Main - initializing environment
2015-10-20 15:40:01,010 [     98]   INFO - .intellij.util.EnvironmentUtil - loading shell env: /bin/bash -l -i -c '/Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents/bin/printenv.py' '/private/var/folders/n2/6j2vc3cs2tx0s5yqg1bshhww0000gn/T/intellij-shell-env0.tmp'
2015-10-20 15:40:02,714 [   1802]   INFO - .intellij.util.EnvironmentUtil - shell environment loaded (35 vars)
2015-10-20 15:40:03,270 [   2358]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - 124 plugins initialized in 1155 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:03,272 [   2360]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Loaded bundled plugins: ASP (0.1), Ant Support (1.0), AspectJ Support (1.2), Bytecode Viewer (0.1), CFML Support (3.53), CSS Support, Copyright (8.1), Coverage, Cucumber for Groovy (999.999), Cucumber for Java (999.999), DSM Analysis (1.0.0), Database Tools and SQL (1.0), Eclipse Integration (3.0), EditorConfig (1.0), Emma, Gherkin (999.999), Git Integration (8.1), GitHub, Gradle, Groovy (9.0), HTML Tools (2.0), Hibernate Support (1.0), I18n for Java, IDEA CORE, IntelliLang (8.0), J2ME (1.0), JBoss Drools Support (1.0), JUnit (1.0), Java Bytecode Decompiler (0.1), Java EE: Batch Applications (1.0), Java EE: Bean Validation Support (1.1), Java EE: Contexts and Dependency Injection (1.1), Java EE: EJB, JPA, Servlets (1.0), Java EE: JMS, JSON Processing, Concurrency, Transaction  (1.0), Java EE: Java Server Faces (2.2.X.), Java EE: RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS) (1.0), Java EE: Web Services (JAX-WS) (1.9), Java EE: WebSockets (1.0), Java Server Pages Integration (1.0), JavaFX (1.0), JavaScript Debugger (1.0), JavaScript Intention Power Pack (0.9.4), JavaScript Support (1.0), Persistence Frameworks Support (1.0), Playframework Support (1.0), Plugin DevKit (1.0), Properties Support, QuirksMode, REST Client, Refactor-X (2.01), Remote Hosts Access (0.1), SSH Remote Run (0.1), Spring AOP/@AspectJ (1.0), Spring Batch (1.0), Spring Boot (1.0), Spring Data (1.0), Spring Integration Patterns (1.0), Spring OSGi (1.0), Spring Security (1.0), Spring Support (1.0), Spring Web Flow (1.0), Spring Web Services (1.0), Spy-js (999.999), Subversion Integration (1.1), Task Management (1.0), Terminal (0.1), TestNG-J (8.0), Time Tracking (1.0), UML Support (1.0), W3C Validators (2.0), XPathView + XSLT Support (4), XSLT-Debugger (1.4), YAML, ZKM-Unscramble (1.0)
2015-10-20 15:40:03,272 [   2360]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Loaded custom plugins: PHP (141.2462)
2015-10-20 15:40:03,272 [   2360]   INFO - llij.ide.plugins.PluginManager - Disabled plugins: Android Support (10.1.1.0), Application Servers View (0.2.0), CVS Integration (11), ClearCase Integration (2.0), Cloud Foundry integration (1.0), CloudBees integration (1.0), CoffeeScript (2.0), Flash/Flex Support (1.0), FreeMarker support (1.0), GWT Support (1.0), Geronimo Integration (1.0), GlassFish Integration (1.0), Google App Engine Integration (1.1.4), Grails (9.0), GuiceyIDEA (8.0), HAML, Heroku integration (1.0), JBoss Integration (1.0), JBoss Seam Pageflow Support (1.0), JBoss Seam Pages Support (1.0), JBoss Seam Support (1.0), JBoss jBPM (2.0.0), JSR45 Integration (1.0), Jetty Integration (1.0), LESS support, Maven Integration, Maven Integration Extension, OpenShift integration (1.0), Osmorc (1.4.6), Perforce Integration (2.0), Resin Integration (8.1), SASS support, Spring MVC (1.0), Spring Roo Console (1.0), Spring WebSocket (1.0), Struts 1.x (2.0), Struts 2 (1.0), Stylus support (999.999), TFS Integration (999.999), Tapestry support (1.0), Thymeleaf (1.0), Tomcat and TomEE Integration (1.0), UI Designer, Vaadin Support (1.0), Velocity support (1.0), WebLogic Integration (1.0), WebSphere Integration (1.0), dmServer Support (0.9.5), hg4idea (10.0)
2015-10-20 15:40:03,683 [   2771]   INFO - ellij.util.io.PagedFileStorage - lower=100; upper=200; buffer=10; max=739246080
2015-10-20 15:40:03,731 [   2819]   INFO - api.vfs.impl.local.FileWatcher - Starting file watcher: /Applications/IntelliJ IDEA 14.app/Contents/bin/fsnotifier
2015-10-20 15:40:03,742 [   2830]   INFO - api.vfs.impl.local.FileWatcher - Native file watcher is operational.
2015-10-20 15:40:04,189 [   3277]   INFO - lij.diagnostic.DebugLogManager - Set DEBUG for the following categories: []
2015-10-20 15:40:04,463 [   3551]   INFO - rains.ide.BuiltInServerManager - built-in server started, port 63342
2015-10-20 15:40:04,848 [   3936]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:40:04,875 [   3963]   INFO - ellij.project.impl.ProjectImpl - 20 project components initialized in 183 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:04,876 [   3964]   INFO - le.impl.ModuleManagerComponent - 0 module(s) loaded in 0 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:05,336 [   4424]   INFO - pl.stores.ApplicationStoreImpl - 88 application components initialized in 1994 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:05,350 [   4438]   INFO - .intellij.idea.IdeaApplication - App initialization took 4930 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:05,482 [   4570]   WARN - om.intellij.util.ProfilingUtil - Profiling agent is not enabled. Add -agentlib:yjpagent to idea.vmoptions if necessary to profile IDEA.
2015-10-20 15:40:06,445 [   5533]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:40:06,455 [   5543]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:40:06,469 [   5557]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:40:06,471 [   5559]   INFO -                  TestNG Runner - Create TestNG Template Configuration
2015-10-20 15:40:06,732 [   5820]   INFO - ellij.project.impl.ProjectImpl - 143 project components initialized in 833 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:07,635 [   6723]   INFO - le.impl.ModuleManagerComponent - 77 module(s) loaded in 903 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:10,152 [   9240]   INFO - tartup.impl.StartupManagerImpl - /Users/xxxxxxxx/.idea/misc.xml case-sensitivity: false
2015-10-20 15:40:12,571 [  11659]   INFO - tor.impl.FileEditorManagerImpl - Project opening took 6713 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:13,272 [  12360]   INFO - indexing.UnindexedFilesUpdater - Indexable files iterated in 4055 ms
2015-10-20 15:40:15,095 [  14183]   INFO - lij.tasks.impl.TaskManagerImpl - Updating issues cache (every 20 min)
2015-10-20 15:40:15,340 [  14428]   INFO - CompilerWorkspaceConfiguration - Available processors: 8

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Any additional ideas how to troubleshoot this issue?

For me this behaviour is a complete show stopper :(

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Move/rename IDE folders to start with the defaults: https://intellij-support.jetbrains.com/entries/23358108 .

Try creating a new project and see if you can still reproduce it.

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Hi,

Thanks for your answer.

I just wiped out the app and related configs by following your instructions. Then I reinstalled IDEA and noticed that the problem still exists with fresh settings.

However, I also noticed that I have two 'palette' entries in View->Tool Windows -menu. When compared to myt friend's system, he has just one palette and "problems" which is missing in my system.

See attached screenshot.



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... Disabling the UI Designer plugin will cause second Palette entry to disappear but the other still exists, and still no Problems entry visible

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Palette is duplicated for me too (see https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-138561), but I do have Problems view:

http://i.imgur.com/f4YdeLc.png

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I disabled all plugins to avoid conflicts of any kind but still no luck with the problems tool window.

Just to be sure, isn't "problems tool window" a core feature or is it available through a plugin of some kind?

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Meanwhile, I'll try to create new user profile and reinstall idea using that profile to ensure that there are no cached/invalid/fishy/messed up configs anywhere.

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Okay, it does not work with a fresh user either.

So obviously this is not a configuration issue.

I start to suspect that maybe this is an issue specifically targetting OS X? It was working at first with OS X Mavericks but I remember that I had the same issue occassionally with that os version too. However I have not seen this tool window since I upgraded straight to El Capitan.

:(

Is there anything else I could do to help you guys debug this problem?

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Ok this is strange. I just obtained a fresh Yosemite computer, did the installation and still not seeing the problems tool window.

Am I missing something essential here?



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Did you enable automatic compilation?

http://i.imgur.com/GbssjNu.png

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Hi,

Thank you. I feel embarrassed now. :)

Problem solved with Yosemite and also with my own computer. So I guess I must have accidentally disabled that option as it has worked before.

Thank you for pointing that out.

Cheers!

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