Pycharm 2019.3 pops up Background Tasks: Reloading generated skeletons constantly pops up on top of other windows


After upgrading to 2019.3 I see this popup every time I build a docker image in the background (I think that's correlated, though probably not the only case it happens). 

This popup displays itself and covers other windows in a really annoying way and keeps coming back no matter how many times I minimize it. I expect the background tasks popup to stay minimized. Is there anything that can be done about this? It's a horrible UI regression and really negatively impacting workflow.

Second question is why it's running the skeletons, as I read about this it seems like this shouldn't be occurring over and over again. I guess I wouldn't care if it didn't pop up into the foreground though.

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There are a couple of known issues with skeletons generation. See and linked tickets.

Unfortunately, there is no workaround at the moment except to temporarily downgrade PyCharm to the version that didn't have this problem.
Although it's strange the popup doesn't stay in background. We'll investigate.


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