"Find in Path" Window Refuses to Move To Other Monitor


I have a dual-monitor setup running CLion under LinuxMint 18.

Lately I've noticed that when I do a Ctrl-Alt-F search for something, the resulting "Find in Path" window can be moved around on the monitor it happens to pop up on (often not the one the CLion instance is visible on), but cannot be moved to the other screen.

This becomes very inconvenient when I want to visually compare the results to information in a different window. I can move all other windows around across both monitors just fine, for example, another instance of CLion for a different project (just not _it's_ "Find in Path" window; it's locked to the single monitor _IT_ came up on).

XX Not sure if it's related, but the pin button doesn't seem to do anything but change the pin button's background from light to dark. Edit: Figured out that the pin button keeps the Find window from closing when you navigate to one of the matches.

CLion 2017.3.3
Build #CL-173.4548.31, built on January 30, 2018
JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1024-b11 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Linux 4.4.0-62-generic


Tha²nks to comment of Andre Desanmiguel, I succeed to re-initialze position of this pop-up... one shot...

Because with second attemps, same problem!

What's really fun, if you move quickly this pop-up it's ok, you succeed to move from one monitor to another one.

Another soplution, when your pop-up is "blocked" on monitor side, continue to move mouse pointer to another display, your pop-up will follow it...


Having same issue in 

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.1.3 (Ultimate Edition)
Build #IU-191.7479.19, built on May 28, 2019
JRE: 1.8.0_202-release-1483-b58 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Windows 7 6.1


Workaround  provided by imbs works for me!


Hi everyone!

It seems no issue. Try this way: After click on a window header, you should just keep moving a mouse pointer to an other monitor till your find window jumps into the monitor. Looks that the find window can't be partially in two monitors. Press a mouse button and just keep moving the mouse as far as possible to the next monitor.

Good luck


I was able to resolve this using a more practical approach. While the dialogue is open, unplug the monitor in question. The dialogue should switch to the active monitor, where you can close it. It should open in this monitor each time going forward.


I was struggling with this for quite some time. Finally today I had a solution, but it seems that is the same that Ap80 has posted above. If only I had read this earlier... :-). You just have to keep moving the mouse to another monitor.


After trying some of the solutions above what worked for me is to unplug the monitor, open search and then plug the monitor back


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