Package Base Details: intellij-idea-ultimate-edition

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Submitter: uwolfer
Maintainer: uwolfer (dcelasun)
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 319
Popularity: 3.754452
First Submitted: 2009-10-28 09:09
Last Updated: 2019-05-28 16:41

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Vrakfall commented on 2018-12-06 10:37

I found how to fix the focus issue in bspwm. Apparently, at some point JetBrains added a focus stealing suppression feature which fights with automatic focusing feature from WMs like bspwm, i3, etc...

In order to stop that from happening, you need to set the suppress.focus.stealing=false in your file. You can find it file in Help -> Edit Custom Properties.... Related github issue

I believe this should also work for i3 but I don't use that WM at the moment so I could only test bspwm. This should also work for every JetBrains' IDE.

Another possibility, if that doesn't work, is you need to switch your boot JDK to another one that the one originally included with the IDE. For that, press Ctrl + Shift + A then type in Switch Boot JDK (case insensitive), choose the right option that appeared and you'll then have access to the switching menu. Related github issue (It's not completely related but could influence focus.)

It would be nice from the maintainers to pin a message containing these solutions for others find the workarounds easily. For that purpose, I also include below the other i3-only solution previously suggested by @vlord:

With i3 window manager, I get a disappearing caret issue (looks like kind of a focus issue on editor after closing a popup). I solved it by commenting the following line in my i3 config : # for_window [class="jetbrains-idea"] focus

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yiati commented on 2018-11-11 19:46

I had to manually install zenity and kdialog in order for intellij-idea-ultimate-edition 2018.2.5-1 to be launchable from terminal.

lyler commented on 2018-10-15 16:51

@vlord: Thanks for the tip, that solved my disappearing caret as well!

vlord commented on 2018-09-12 13:48

With i3 window manager, I get a disappearing caret issue (looks like kind of a focus issue on editor after closing a popup).

I solved it by commenting the following line in my i3 config : # for_window [class="jetbrains-idea"] focus

jsnlry commented on 2018-04-24 13:05

After update to 2018.1.1-1 I had focus problems in popup navigators. This made these popup navigators disappear when pressing the first key. I use i3 as window manager.

For example, when I used Ctrl+N to open the "navigate to class"-window, and the text field already contained some characters the popup closed immediately after entering the first new character. I guess that my key press first removed the text that was already in the box, but when the last character is removed from the text box the box closes — before writing the key value I pressed.

I found the following hints in the IntelliJ issue tracker: 1.) In IntelliJ open settings Registry (Ctrl+Shift+A and look for "Registry...") 2.) Find "focus.follows.mouse.workarounds" and enable it 3.) Find "allow.dialog.based.popups" and disable it

With this it works for me. Maybe it helps someone.

archners commented on 2018-04-16 09:39

Regarding the missing terminal I realize that the option was apparently ticked off during installation. It works as usual.

vishvas commented on 2018-03-22 20:30

I get a terminal just fine -

Following up on my earlier post at

archners commented on 2018-03-22 20:13

How come there is no integrated terminal in the IDE?

I am on Antergos with KDE Plasma. The terminal option does not seem to be included in this build. How come?

vishvas commented on 2018-03-22 04:31

dcelasun commented on 2018-03-07 14:57

@n-raymond: Are you sure you are using the correct package? This package doesn’t use /usr/share/intellij-idea-ultimate-edition at all.

What is the output of pacman -Qo /usr/share/intellij-idea-ultimate-edition?

n-raymond commented on 2018-03-07 14:43

Hi ! I updated, removed and reinstall intellij-ide-ultimate-edition version 2017.3.4-1 and both times encounters the same problem : The installation ends "successfully" but fails when I lauch the app from desktop.

The error is :

Failed to execute child process “/usr/share/intellij-idea-ultimate-edition/bin/” (No such file or directory)

I did some checks and found that the folder /usr/share/intellij-idea-ultimate-edition/bin/ exists but only contains a file named Is it a permission problem that happened silently during the installation ? Does someone have an idea of the problem ?

With my thanks !