Whenever I cancel out of any of the popup menus (for example Recent files dialog or similar), the caret in the editor disappears. I need to click somewhere in the editor to get it back.

I am using keyboard shortcuts mainly using Ctrl-Shift. For example, Ctrl-Shift-A to Enter action dialog.

I then press Esc key to get out of the popup dialog.

Does anyone have any idea of what this could be? Not sure if it is a Gnome, Ubuntu or Idea problem.

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System details

  • Ubuntu 18.04 w. Gnome
  • IntelliJ IDEA 2018.1.4 (Community Edition) Build #IC-181.5087.20, built on May 17, 2018 JRE: 1.8.0_152-release-1136-b39 amd64 JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM by JetBrains s.r.o Linux 4.15.0-22-generic

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This is an IntelliJ Idea regression bug and will be fixed in 2018.1.5.

See issue here: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-191839

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