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Quick tips I noticed to get things running OK.
1- Careful hitting command + enter, it will throw and exception and hang idea. I filed a bug on that.
2- You can change the menu weight back to heavy. Works well.
3- If it seems like IDEA is hung, just click on another application and come back to IDEA then click on the menu. There are no errors thrown or anything to cause this.
4- Turn OFF Local VCS, I've noticed that it's hanging IDEA. Can't totally confirm it.

It's still ugly, but we're getting closer to having someting to work with.

R

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If IDEA seems to hang with DP9, just minimize it, and restore it, it seems to shake the problem out. Even when you hit the command + enter key.

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Alright! I just played around a bit with the latest IDEA build under DP9 and it would seem to finally be usable. Getting closer and closer!

Matthew

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Have you filed a bug report about syntax coloring not working right?

And what about not being able to (always) press RETURN to select a class in the CTRL-N popup?

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There seem to be a bunch of key combo issues, but I wonder if they're not an IntelliJ bug in this case. I filed a bug with IntelliJ.

Color coding has been screwed up for a while.

Also there seems to be a constant hang which you need to minimize idea and restore it in order to shake it off. This is an Apple bug. I filed it already, but unfortunately it happens so often, I can't use idea!

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Yes, I've filed bug 3134375 with Apple. I originally filed it when I saw the problem with DP8, and I've updated the bug to indicate the problem is still there with DP9.

If anyone knows of a workaround/fix, please let us know!

Brian

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The developer gods smiled on me today as I've just found a workaround to this syntax-coloring problem!

Here it is (don't laugh, ok?):

- In IDE Settings/Colors&Fonts, click the "Java" tab.
- click on "Keyword" to highlight it. This is the first entry in the list.
- To the right, where it says "Font type," un-check the "Bold" checkbox.
- click "OK" to dismiss the window.

That's it! Of course, this makes no sense to me, and this workaround may not work for anyone else. I'll update the bug with Apple to let 'em know about this odd workaround.

It's ok for other items to use a bold font, just not Keyword. Also, the above workaround works with a default color scheme as well as a customized color scheme.

Brian

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Brian, it doesn't work for me here. I might be font related. What font are you using?

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Lucida Sans Typewriter. But, I tested with the default color scheme, which uses Monospaced font, and I saw the same behavior with the same workaround.

On the Apple Java seed mailing list, someone suggested that "The colours will be messed up IF you have a bold character at column 0 of a particular line. Quite amusing, in a not-that-funny-really sort of way. Indent everything and all colours will show up correctly!"

I haven't tried the above indenting fix, but it might work for you/others.

Brian

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Small update: un-bolding the keyword color style helps a lot, but there's still some strangeness. Some text which should be default color is picking up the keyword color. And not in all situations. I can't seem to determine a pattern to this.

Aargh!

So, it looks like if you turn off coloring for the "Keyword" altogether, then it'll just be the default color and everything seems ok. For now.

Brian

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I've actually noticed the "hang" problem just with DP9. It happens most often if switching to another application and then back to IDEA, but also sometimes if I am switching between files quickly. Instead of minimizing the application and then un-minimizing it, a couple of right mouse button clicks and IDEA is back happy again.

Hopefully this will be fixed in the next DP release.

-David

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Unfortunately I find that I have to minimise it five or six times before it starts working again. This happens pretty much anytime the editor window focus changes (dialogs, changing editors, changing applications).

If you click on the file menu sometimes it is a bit easier, you just have to sit back and wait for 30s to a minute for it to get going again.

This is not usable right now. It was more usable when it was throwing the focus error a billion times to the console.

Oh well.

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I wish IDEA had an option of "turn off syntax coloring"... that would make this problem "go away" until Apple/IntelliJ gets it fixed.

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FYI, What I did was to set foreground Keyword color to black (same as default text), then set background color to very light blue. Not as nice as the desired behavior, but at least keywords are visually indicated now in a kind of highlighted fashion.

Brian

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Instead of minimizing the application just a single click in the resize corner of the window helps.

Daniel

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I see this too. My work around is to click on the maximize button. (The green one in the titlebar.) This gives the UI enough of a prod to get pain events working again. I swear it's paint events. because if you click on tabs the window's titlebar changes to reflect a change in the current file.

I've also noticed that after running for 8-10 hours idea will fold up and die. You can tell when it's going to happen when things get really slow. That means it's time to quit and restart.

Both of these problems seem like they are Apple bugs.

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I left IDEA running for about a day, hidden, without touching it (forgot about it actually). It ran it's virtual space allocation up past 1.5G. I noticed because I ran out of disk space as a result.

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