Debugging dropdown menu locks desktop


Using latest IntelliJ for a Java desktop app on Linux Mint + Cinnamon.

When debugging a dropdown menu action at a breakpoint the entire desktop locks-up. Guessing it's because dropdowns appear to be modal, why is a mystery, and the IDE stops execution at the breakpoint, which causes the desktop to seize.

It there any way to change that behavior? Not sure if it's Linux Mint, IntelliJ, or “that's just the way it works”?


Please report at with the logs attached: Help | Collect Logs and Diagnostic Data.

It would help to also get a thread dump via jstack per