PhpStorm captures mouse, prevents Synergy switching monitors

I'm using PhpStorm 3.0 and Synergy 1.3.8. As long as a PhpStorm window is in the foreground, I can't move my mouse off the screen to the next screen connected with Synergy. If I bring some other application to the foreground, the problem is resolved.

The mouse doesn't actually have to be within a PhpStorm window to be captured; PhpStorm just has to be the foreground window.

I realize this is quite likely not a PhpStorm bug, but I'm wondering if anyone else has encountered it and has ideas or a better workaround then "click some other application, then switch windows"...

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I've experience the mouse capture issue with Synergy before.  It usually happens if the forground application has been launched with admin elevation on Windows Vista or 7 (ie. when the app was launched you received the UAC prompt).  I am not presented the UAC prompt when launching PHPStorm, so I know the default behavior of PHPStorm is non-elevated mode, though.

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Thanks. The problem has gone away, and is very repeatable with any application that's running with escalated privileged. I'm pretty sure I must have been running PhpStorm as administrator for some reason.

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