This chapter gives you insight into how PhpStorm user interface is organized to help you find your way through your working environment.
This chapter outlines the default (out-of-the-box) IDE interface layout. Note that plugins and other add-ons you are installing may change the way your IDE looks and behaves, for example there can be extra command buttons or menu items appearing in uncommon locations.
When you first run PhpStorm, or have no open project, PhpStorm displays the Welcome screen, which enables quick access to the major entry points. When a project is opened, PhpStorm displays the main window. This window is made up of six logical areas, which are shown on the picture below, marked with red number labels.