Search menu problem with IntelliJ 8.1.4 on MacOS 10.6.2?

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.

WEG

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Hello Walter,

Please make sure that you have Apple Java update 5 installed.

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.

WEG

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It is an Apple bug that is fixed in Java Update 5. I haven't had this problem since upgrading to Snow Leopard.

Defintely check to make sure you have Update 5 installed. Also, if it does happen to you cmd-shift-a is your friend as it lets you choose any menu option by name.

Hers is some additional background: http://www.jetbrains.net/devnet/docs/DOC-1155

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Thanks for the quick response, Michael and Dmitry, will install the update pronto.

WEG

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