RubyMine 2017.2 Help

Working with Background Tasks

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When lengthy tasks are running, for example, search and replace, VCS update, etc., RubyMine 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 /help/img/idea/2017.2/uiStatusBackground.png.
  • 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 /help/img/idea/2017.2/closeRedCircle.png.


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

Last modified: 26 October 2017

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