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Does Webstorm seem slow to regain focus when switching between applications? (Windows)

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problem

I’ve been using the Webstorm IDE for all my JavaScript/HTML/CSS development.  Like any developer, I’m constantly alt-tabbing between Webstorm and the Browser as well as other applications.  After Webstorm has been open for a while, it takes a good 5-10 seconds to snap out of its coma and retake focus.  This is highly annoying and very unproductive.  Doing a search for any possible fix wasn’t producing the results I wanted.  Then I had the bright idea to search under IntelliJ & JetBrains (rather than WebStorm).  And a simple solution was found

solution

Simply open your preferences (File > Settings or ctrl+alt+s) then filter by ‘frame’.

note

Note that if you change your project’s files from outside Webstorm, you may need to manually synchronize Webstorm’s copy.  To do this, right-click on the folder in your project’s file structure and click synchronize. This only seems to occur on Windows machines due to how they access files (via some locking mechanism?).

src – https://devnet.jetbrains.com/docs/DOC-211

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