Unstoppable Selection

Has anyone ever had IDEA go into text select mode, and absolutely not be able to get out of it?

I have had it happen twice. Once, several builds ago, and just now, in build 922.

The first time it happened, it occured in the edit window. No matter what I tried to do, I could not get out of text select mode. I could not even close IDEA; I had to bring up task manager and terminate it.

This time, it happened while I was in help. Again, the only way to get out of it was to terminate IDEA using the task manager.

Just curious if anyone else has experienced a similar problem.

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Yes, I had this effect before, but it wasn't IDEA's fault in my case (we
used GUI tests -- awt.Robot-stuff). Did you tried to press and release
Shift and Ctrl? This helped in my case.

Tom


zmbs wrote:

Has anyone ever had IDEA go into text select mode, and absolutely not be able to get out of it?

I have had it happen twice. Once, several builds ago, and just now, in build 922.

The first time it happened, it occured in the edit window. No matter what I tried to do, I could not get out of text select mode. I could not even close IDEA; I had to bring up task manager and terminate it.

This time, it happened while I was in help. Again, the only way to get out of it was to terminate IDEA using the task manager.

Just curious if anyone else has experienced a similar problem.


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