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PhpStorm autocompletion / dialogs disappear in Awesome WM / Xmonad

When trying to autocomplete code or open up the dropdown menu's the window / dialogs will appear for a short time and then get hidden behind the main editor window.

The problem is related to java window handling in tiling window managers such as AwesomeWM.

To solve this see the answer below.

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Sam Avatar asked Mar 20 '23 17:03


1 Answers

You need to edit the VM options so window hinting can be done correctly. I installed PHPStorm under /opt/phpstorm (linux)



Append the following line:


Restart phpstorm and the problem should be fixed.

ref: http://code.google.com/p/xmonad/issues/detail?id=560

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Sam Avatar answered Mar 22 '23 06:03