I'm using IntelliJ 8.1.4 on MacOS 10.6.2 for a Java/Spring project. The problem is that after I use IntelliJ for a few minutes, the search menu stops working - none of the commands have any effect, e.g., the Find in Path command doesn't bring up a dialog box, it has no visible effect. Any advice on possible fixes would be appreciated. I really hate to have to bail on IntelliJ for Eclipse or Netbeans, but this is a killer problem. I've used IntelliJ on Windows in the past and have never seen this issue.