continual "checking" behavior

OK in the IDE, I've noticed that at the bottom of the frame I get a little notice - just the word "checking" followed by the path that's being checked in that instant - that my directory structure is being "checked". The thing is, this happens on every keystroke. Either I never noticed it before, or something has changed. The only thing I changed was the downloading of a repository from At first I thought it was subversion "checking" so I disabled subversion (set VCS to none ) but it's still happening. Is this normal? Did I just not notice it before? Can the notice, which is distracting, be suppressed?


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I'm seeing this now, and it makes Intellij basically unusable. Has anybody found a solution?

I'm trying to figure out how to get a CPU snapshot: once I do, I may file a bug.


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