Working with Background Tasks
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When lengthy tasks are running, for example, search and replace, VCS update, etc., IntelliJ IDEA displays the progress bar. You can bring execution of such tasks to the background by clicking the Background button.
However, when a task of a certain type is brought to the background, you can still view its progress.
Viewing background tasks
To view tasks running in the background, do one of the following
- View the Status bar:
- In the Status bar, click .
- On the main menu, choose .
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 .