Which background tasks?

I fairly often see the following confirmation dialog when I exit IDEA:
"You have background tasks running. Are you sure you want to cancel them
and exit IntelliJ IDEA? (Yes/No)" At this point there is never any
indication in the status bar that background tasks are running. Since I
don't know what tasks they are or how long they might take to complete,
I'm wondering what the point of this confirmation is.

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Michael,

I see it a lot when the VCS changes subsystem runs an rlog (for a CVS repository)
in my case. You can see the current background running task (or at least one of
them ) on the status bar.

Bonny

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Bonny Rais wrote:

Michael,

I see it a lot when the VCS changes subsystem runs an rlog (for a CVS repository)
in my case. You can see the current background running task (or at least one of
them ) on the status bar.

Bonny


There's nothing in the status bar when I see this.

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Hello Michael,

I fairly often see the following confirmation dialog when I exit IDEA:
"You have background tasks running. Are you sure you want to cancel them
and exit IntelliJ IDEA? (Yes/No)" At this point there is never any
indication in the status bar that background tasks are running. Since I
don't know what tasks they are or how long they might take to complete,
I'm wondering what the point of this confirmation is.


I've noticed this as well. I suspect that these tasks are extremely short-lived so you usually don't
have a chance to see them. I'd suggest that IDEA should wait 0.5-1s before it shows the confirmation
dialog about running background processes, which would give such tasks a chance to complete without
the user even noticing it.

Sascha

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