Unity will randomly softlock by showing the "importing assets message"

I am learning unity for my college course and a frequent issue that has appeared is whenever I tab out of unity there is a small chance the “importing assets” message will appear, I have tried waiting for this to go away and it just never does, it seems to be an infinite loading screen. Would appreciate help with this as it is a frequently occurring issue that’s set my progress back quite a lot.

wow thanks guys ._.

You can try resolve this in 2 ways:

  1. Go trough very complicated and time consuming editor debugging process to figure out what is causing this

  2. Just try different versions of Unity to find one where this doesn’t happen
    (___.1.f1___.2.f1 or vice versa)