Package Base Details: intellij-idea-ultimate-edition

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Submitter: uwolfer
Maintainer: uwolfer (dcelasun)
Last Packager: dcelasun
Votes: 320
Popularity: 3.608893
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

christophg commented on 2013-01-20 16:51

That StartupWMClass line did not quite fix it yet. The file also has to be named exactly "jetbrains-idea.desktop".

(I used "Tools->Create Desktop Entry..." as a workaround, so I missed it)

uwolfer commented on 2013-01-06 11:18

@christophg: Thanks for these hints - will include it in the next build.

christophg commented on 2013-01-05 14:55

The following line in /usr/share/application/intellij-idea-ultimate-edition.desktop fixes the dock-behavior in gnome3 (and possibly other docks)


christophg commented on 2013-01-05 14:53

The startup-script includes a line that overrides a custom IDEA_JDK env-variable.


This line is not needed because when IDEA_JDK is not set defaults to JDK_HOME or JAVA_HOME anyways.
So all that is required here is for intellij-idea-ultimate-edition to be a symlink to

uwolfer commented on 2012-12-27 13:14

I will not update to EAP version.

uwolfer commented on 2012-12-06 13:21

Updated to 12.0. Please keep in mind that this update requires a new license.

simontunnat commented on 2012-12-06 10:48

Couldn't wait for the release of 12.0 so I updated the PKGBUILD myself. You need to update the following:


And the first MD5 sum:


blejzu commented on 2012-12-05 21:05

@caspian are you using java7? I got similar problem on java7 but I think it disappeared in one of the last EAPs.

caspian commented on 2012-11-30 09:51

Hi everyone. Is anyone using idea under Gnome 3.6? The menus don't work at all. Only the root menu entries react on mouse click but the options in the drop down menu don't react at all. This makes it unusable of course. Just wanted to see if anyone had similar issues. I couldn't find anything on the web regarding this. Thanks in advance.

uwolfer commented on 2012-10-30 06:41

@anpieber: can you please post an example of /etc/sysctl.d/idea.conf which works fine for you? Thanks.