IJ file menu won't open and project stuck on directories loading


I went to use the latest IJ and two things, I cannot access the "File" menu at all, so it doesn't accept clicks and I can't use keys (Alt-f) either. Secondly, in the project window it shows "loading..." that never goes away, Thanks in advance for any help you may give

IntelliJ IDEA 2020.1.3 (Ultimate Edition)
Build #IU-201.8538.31, built on July 7, 2020
Licensed to Gerald Klein
Subscription is active until November 13, 2020
Runtime version: 11.0.7+10-b765.64 amd64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o.
Linux 4.19.126-1-manjaro
GC: ParNew, ConcurrentMarkSweep
Memory: 1979M
Cores: 12


Requested more details in the support ticket. There is no need to duplicate your questions in the forum.


Sorry, but I can't work until this is fixed, was reaching out to whom ever would answer first



I just hit this issue myself. I am also on Manjaro using Ultimate edition. However, I forgot I had switched (via the archlinx-java cli) to JDK 8. Once I switched back to JDK 11 the issue went away.


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