CLion 2021.1 Help

Background tasks

CLion displays a progress bar for all time-consuming tasks, such as code analysis or VCS update. To bring the execution to the background, click the Background button:

Background tasks

View background tasks

Even after the task is brought to the background, you can still view its progress. For this, do one of the following:

  • In the Status bar, click Background tasks:

    background progress bar

  • Call Window | Background Tasks | Show from the main menu.

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 Stop the task.

background manager

If you check the Auto Show option in Window | Background Tasks, the Background Tasks manager will open automatically every time a task is launched in the background.

Last modified: 08 March 2021