RubyMine freezes at specific point


when I'm writing RSpec specs, RubyMine reproducible freezes at a specific point.

This is what I do: I write 

describe "

(RubyMine autocompletes the second ", so that the cursor is between the two "". This looks like this then:

describe ""

Now if I type a letter inside the two "", RubyMine freezes for like 3-5 seconds. Every time I do this. Can this happen due to a background task, which runs when I start typing? If so, what do I need to deactivate? This is extremely annoying.

My RubyMine version is:

RubyMine RM-145.1503.19
Build #RM-145.1503, built on May 23, 2016
JRE: 1.8.0_76-release-b198 x86_64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o





Hello, Nikolaj,

does it happen in case you create a new project and start creating new RSpec test there?


Hi, something like this happened to me as well trying to assign a string to a variable. When I write variable = ' everything freezes and I cannot work anymore. This started to happen with version 8 and it does the same with versions 2016.1 and 2016.2. Any solution at hand? Thanks 


Hi, Gianluca,

does it happen in newly created files and what file types are affected? Do you have any chance to check it in 2016.3 RC?


Hi Olga,

sorry for my very late response, I somehow wasn't notified about your message.

I'm only sure about this happening when working on already existing RSpec files. And it does happen in the newest RC as well as beta.


Hi, Nikolaj,

please try the custom build provided in the issue you've submitted on our tracker: 


Hi Olga,

thanks a lot for your message, I didn't see the update in the issue. I'll test it asap.


Hi guys,


any news regarding this issue? I have exactly the same problem, but editing JavaScript files. I've started seeing this behavior since upgrade from 2016.2 to 2016.3.

RubyMine 2016.3
Build #RM-163.7743.60, built on November 28, 2016
JRE: 1.8.0_112-release-408-b2 x86_64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o


Could this be related or should I open another ticket?



yes, it would be better to submit a separate issue.

At the moment, there is an issue about freezing during js files editing, please take a look:

that might be also related to so please check how it goes in the last RubyMine version.


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