How to pause/kill background tasks


i had my status bar turned off. turned it on and found I have 22  background tasks running. I'd like to selectively kill most of them.



Same problem here

IntelliJ IDEA 2019.2 (Ultimate Edition)
Build #IU-192.5728.98, built on July 23, 2019

Runtime version: 11.0.3+12-b304.10 x86_64
VM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o
macOS 10.14.5
GC: ParNew, ConcurrentMarkSweep
Memory: 2916M
Cores: 12
Registry: git.explicit.commit.renames.prohibit.multiple.calls=false
Non-Bundled Plugins: IdeaVIM, Key Promoter X, Lombook Plugin, com.andrey4623.rainbowcsv, com.github.b3er.idea.plugins.arc.browser, com.shellcheck, net.seesharpsoft.intellij.plugins.csv, io.snyk.snyk-intellij-plugin, BashSupport, izhangzhihao.rainbow.brackets, org.intellij.scala



For those who claim there is not circle,


Same issue in latest IntelliJ - would love to kill this process:

Does not appear to have a way to do so.


@Oblio how did you start this process?


@Elena I right-clicked a missing dependency in the code, chose "install".  I wanted to stop the process as it was using npm and I wanted to switch to yarn.  However, once launched, I had no way to stop it, or tell what its progress was.


I'm not fully sure that aborting npm install is guaranteed to be terminated correctly at any stage of its work and not producing any trash files... Anyway, please file a feature request for a possibility to cancel the task to youtrack,


Same bug here.
Perhaps it became a feature... \o/


It's nice to know that 6 years after this issue was first raised, there is no solution to this problem, and if a background task is hanging my ssh interpreter and starts again automatically even after I close and open the entire IDE(!) there is nothing I can do about it...


Experiencing the same issue without a solution, now almost 13 years since the issue was first raised and counting..