Ctrl-Space doesn't seem to work in IDEA anymore - How do you turn it on? Follow
I'm using the latest IDEA off the download page. I'm encountering a strange problem - every time I press CTRL-SPACE to have the IDE auto-type for me, it doesn't work. It does nothing at all. However, if I go up Code->Complete Code->Basic... it works fine. Any way to re-enable CTRL-SPACE shortcut so that it does what it is supposed to? This is really annoying since I use this feature religiously to speed things up. Thanks.
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If you look at the menu item text: Does it show "Ctrl-Space" as the action's shortcut?
If not you can configure (or reset) that in the keymap: File -> Settings -> IDE Settings -> Keymap
If that looks ok, chances are there is a third party tool that eats the keystroke.
Did you recently install any software?
On some Linux OSs/Desktops there are also many keystrokes that are intercepted before they reach IDEA.
If all that does not help, err., get a new keyboard? ;)
It does say "CTRL-SPACE" next to the menu item. I also went into the keymap (just to be sure), and it also says CTRL-SPACE is the shortcut.
So I started closing some programs just to see. Apparantly the logitech webcam program in the tray is the culprit. Sigh...
I went into its settings and there are no short-cut preferences at all. So basically, it just decided to hi-jack that shortcut for no reason whatsoever.
Thanks for the help. At least I solved the problem. Too bad I coded for a few days without CTRL-SPACE. Man, that was actually painful
I have a similar problem with gnome. Other than reassigning keybindings one by one, is there a way to have idea
win the keybinding race always? My guess is no, since it doesn't see the keys until after gnome/kde/xfce.
Just a small note, if someone finds this searching for other reasons why code completion might stop working:
I sometimes find that, after having worked with an IDEA instance for a few hours, code completion and some other editor features break and nothing will help but shutdown all IDEA frames and reopen the project(s).
Which features don't work? And which do work? Could you give more
details? What do you do before everything stops working? Which version
are you using?
I'll post a message as soon as I encounter this again!
Our team has just been forced to work over a Citrix/remote desktop connection. I was forced to re-map about 10 shortcuts because these have special meanings now. Very annoying!
If you plug an other keyboard, possibly runs automatically ibus.
Just run "ibus-setup" and change the kb shortcut or remove ibus completely if you don't need it.
For all using Mac OS X, Ctrl-Space seems to be the default binding for "Select the previous input source".
You can unbind it in the keyboard shortcuts settings: https://stackoverflow.com/a/42668983/3160483
Leaving this here since it's the first Google result for this problem.
If you have Power Toys, the default shortcut for the "Peek" feature is Ctrl+Space. You can disable that feature or change its shortcut.
Jdoyle thanks! It was culprit.