Recently I migrated my project to both Java 7 and Tomcat 7 (both latest version on Window 7, 32bit java).
However IDEA has some problems with this configuration (both 11.1.3 and latest IDEA 12 EAP).
It no longer opens the browser after startup.
Detection of deployment status is shaky at best.
I noticed that the last message in the Server toolwindow is
Information: Server startup in 7572 ms
As soon as I switch back to Tomcat 6 (or Java 6) I get an additional line saying
Connected to server
and everything works fine.
I reported the problem with a detailed screencast of how to reproduce the problem with fresh installations:
However the issue seems to have been forgotten.