Why would I want to use the "launcher"?

In the run configuration screen, we have the option to use IDEA's launcher. I know what it is, but what benefits does it provide? Why would I choose to use it?

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On 1/8/04 9:48 PM, in article
14505333.1073587712224.JavaMail.itn@is.intellij.net, "Russell Egan"
<russegan@email.com> wrote:

In the run configuration screen, we have the option to use IDEA's launcher. I
know what it is, but what benefits does it provide? Why would I choose to use
it?

It provides Ctrl+Break (thread dump) capability.
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Maxim Shafirov
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You are able to do "dump threads" action when run with the launcher.
Eugene.

"Russell Egan" <russegan@email.com> wrote in message
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In the run configuration screen, we have the option to use IDEA's

launcher. I know what it is, but what benefits does it provide? Why would
I choose to use it?


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Hi
How about enable it by default cause in most cases it works fine, and disabling required in rare cases. (But disabling required anyway please don't remove it.)

TIA,
Dmitry

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It provides Ctrl+Break (thread dump) capability.


Why not give more information about this capability. "Use launcher for
running" is too vague. Better: "Use smart launcher for running (allows
thread dump)".

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Lars Köhler

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I prefer to have it disabled by default. Then my app is by default started the same way as if I start it from outside IDEA.
There are very rare cases where I need the launcher functionality, so having it disabled by default is perfect for me.

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