Disable auto-switching focus between tabs

By default, whenever something updates in the CMake, File Transfer, Messages, etc tabs, the focus automatically switches to that tab. This can be quite irritating if typing in Terminal tab or using the Version Control tab. The issue is worse in remote development mode because files get transferred all the time.

Is there an option to turn off auto-switching?

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What CLion version do you use? On what OS?

Could you please record a screencast illustrating the behavior? I can't reproduce it:

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@Anna Falevskaya, please do note that Benjamin Skikos is referring to auto-switching of focus when working / typing in one of the bottom tabs like Terminal (and not editor). I face the same issue in PhpStorm when Auto Deployment starts performing bulk file-transfer over SFTP (mostly when switching git branches)



PhpStorm 2020.2.2
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As requested by JetBrains support team (over email), I'm hereby sharing a short screencast of the bug in action. Please find it here: PhpStorm 'File Transfer' tab focus-stealing bug

Please do note that

  • in this particular instance (screencast), the issue occurred just once (the File Transfer tab 'stole' the focus just once, not in subsequent attempts of typing in terminal); but otherwise previously I've run into problems where after switching a git branch (particularly where the two branches differ significantly), the File Transfer will keep uploading files to remote server over SFTP for next few minutes and in that duration, the integrated Terminal would be pretty much impossible to use (as soon as i would start typing on Terminal, the tab would switch back to File Transfer)
  • Furthermore, I'm happy to report that over last couple of releases, the bug has significantly decreased in intensity (both in terms of no of occurrences and the impact / duration of single occurrence)

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