CLion 2019.1 Help

Background Tasks

When lengthy tasks are running, for example, search and replace, VCS update, etc., CLion displays the progress bar. You can bring execution of such tasks to the background by clicking the Background button.

cl background

However, when a task of a certain type is brought to the background, you can still view its progress.

To view tasks running in the background, do one of the following

  • View the Status bar:

    cl background statusbar

  • In the Status bar, click uiStatusBackground.

  • On the main menu, choose Window | Background Tasks | Show.

As a result, the Background Tasks manager opens, showing all the tasks that are currently running in the background. You can review their progress, and if necessary, cancel the unnecessary tasks by clicking icons process stop.

cl background manager

When the Auto Show command is checked, the Background Tasks manager opens automatically every time a task is launched in the background.

Last modified: 24 July 2019