Debugger automaticlly hides when pressing certain keys



I've just installed the PyCharm 2018.01 on my Utbuntu 16.04LTS and I've the following problem:

Whenever I debug, when I try to add a "Watch" with either le '+ icon or the insert shortcut it makes the whole debug window disappear/hide.

Same on docked or windowed mode ...

Any ideas?

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Hi Cedric! Unfortunately, I can't reproduce the problem locally, do you use any custom plugins?

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No I don't use any plug-ins ... I've even disabled all the one provided by default...

I will make a video if you need .. this is really anoying :-

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I too am seeing this same thing.  When I run the debugger, if I attempt to create a new watch with either Insert or a mouse right click, the debugger window immediately disappears.  The strange thing is, I have three projects open, in separate windows, and I only see this on one project.  I had not used that project in a couple of months, but things worked in the past.

I have a number of plugins.  The only one that I did not select when I installed PyCharm is IdeaVim.  But I have been using that for months with no incident.


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Hi everyone,

I also can't reproduce the issue, but I'm trying on the latest PyCharm version. Can you please upgrade to the latest version and try there?

You can download it from here:

Just be sure to extract the archive into a new clean directory, as overwriting the old installation is known to cause issues.

If the issue is still reproduced, I would like to ask you to submit a support request, so that we could investigate the issue properly. You can do this from the Help menu in PyCharm, or via the following page:

When submitting, please reproduce the issue and provide log files according to the following article:

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I'm experienced exact the same problem.
I use Clion installed from snapcraft on Debian 9.
Reinstallation not helped me :(

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Add Phpstorm to the list of environments that the debug window closes when trying to add a watch variable.  As previously stanted, the Insert key or the + icon will cause the window to close.

This happens when debugging PHP or JavaScript.

I can drag a variable if at a break-point, but that is the only way a watch can be set.


PhpStorm 2019.1.1
Build #PS-191.6707.66, built on April 17, 2019

JRE: 1.8.0_202-release-1483-b44 amd64
JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
Windows 10 10.0


I created an issue report WI-46547 

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We just released 2019.1.2 today, so I urge you to update and test there. If still reproduced, please follow - add your comment, attach your logs, maybe screencast demonstrating the issue.

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I had this problem.


I solved it by pressing the gear icon in the top left of the Debug panel, then pressing View Mode > Dock Pinned.


Hope that helps.


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