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Run Tool Window

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The Run tool window displays output generated by your application. If you are running multiple applications, each one is displayed in a tab named after the run/debug configuration applied.

The appearance of each tab depends on the type of the application being run and can include additional toolboxes and panes.

The main toolbar of the Run tool window lets you rerun, stop, pause, or terminate an application. The following table contains descriptions of the buttons that are common for most applications.

Run Toolbar

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
rerunConsole Rerun
Click this button to stop the current application and run it again.
When an application is stopped (stop), this button toggles to run.
run Rerun
Click this button to rerun the current application.
This button appears, when an application is stopped (stop). When an application is running, this button toggles to rerunConsole .
pauseIcon Pause Output Click this button to have the process output paused.

Note that the button is not available for Run/Debug Configuration: Node JS, Run/Debug Configuration: Node JS Remote Debug, and Run/Debug Configuration: NodeUnit.

Click this button to terminate the current process externally by means of the standard shutdown script.

For a Node.js run configuration, clicking the button once invokes soft kill allowing the Node.js application to catch the SIGINT event and perform graceful termination (on Windows, the Ctrl+C event is emulated). After the button is clicked once, it is replaced with icon_run_tool_window_kill.png indicating that subsequent click will lead to force termination of the application, e.g. on Unix SIGKILL is sent.

debug_layoutRestore LayoutClick this button to to have the changes to the current layout abandoned and return to the default state.
pin2.png Pin Use to pin or unpin the tab. If a tab is pinned, the results for the next command are shown on a new tab.
close.png Close
Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.
help Help
Use this icon or shortcut to open the corresponding help page.

Context Menu Options

Compare with ClipboardOpens the Clipboard vs Editor dialog box that allows you to view the differences between the selection from the editor and the current clipboard content. This dialog is a regular comparing tool that enables you to copy the line at caret to the clipboard, find text, navigate between differences and manage white spaces.
Copy URLChoose this command to copy the current URL to the system clipboard. This command only shows on a URL, if it is included in an application's output.
Create GistChoose this command to open the Create Gist dialog box.
Clear AllClears the output window.

Console Toolbar

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
arrowUp arrowDown Up/down the Stack Trace
Ctrl+Alt+Up Ctrl+Alt+Down
Click this button to navigate up or down in the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.
icon_softWrap Use Soft WrapsClick this button to toggle the soft wrap mode of the output.
scrollToEnd.png Scroll to the endClick this button to navigate to the bottom of the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.
print PrintClick this button to send the console text to the default printer.
clear_all Clear AllClick this button to remove all text from the console. This function is also available on the context menu of the console.
ps_tool_window_debug_console_use_input.pngUse Console Input
  • When this toggle-button is pressed, you can evaluate and alter variables, call PHP functions, and define additional functions on the fly in the Console pane.
  • When the toggle-button is released, any input in the Console pane will be treated like STDIN.

Karma Server tab

The tab is shown only when you run JavaScript unit tests using the Karma test runner. Use the tab to view and analyze information from the server. For details, see Running Unit Tests on Karma.

See Also

Last modified: 2 September 2016