CLion 2022.3 Help

Run tool window

Run tool window opens automatically when you run your application and displays the generated output.

Tabs in the Run tool window

The actual appearance of this tool window depend on the application type and can include additional tabs, toolboxes, and panes.

Tool window tabs

Pin tabs

If you are running multiple applications, each one is displayed in a tab named after the run/debug configuration applied. To preserve the output of an application, even if you re-run it, pin the output tab.

  • Right-click the tab and select Pin Tab.

    To pin tabs by default, press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings, select Advanced Settings and enable the Make configurations pinned by default option.

Split tabs

CLion enables you to split the active Run tool window vertically or horizontally.

  • Right-click the desired tab in the tool window and select one of the split options: Split and Move Right or Split and Move Down.

  • Another way to do this is by dragging and dropping the desired tab. CLion highlights the available areas in the tool window where you can place the tab.

  • To unsplit the tool window, right-click the top pane and select Unsplit from the context menu.

Run toolbar

The main toolbar of the Run tool window lets you rerun, stop, pause, or terminate an application.


Tooltip and shortcut


the Rerun button

Rerun Ctrl+F5

Click this button to stop the current application and run it again.

When an application is stopped the Stop button, this button toggles to the Run button.

the Run button

Rerun Ctrl+F5

Click this button to rerun the current application.

This button appears, when an application is stopped the Stop button. When an application is running, this button toggles to the Rerun button.

the Stop button

Stop Ctrl+F2

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

Clicking the button once invokes soft kill allowing the application to catch the SIGTERM event and perform graceful termination (on Windows, the Ctrl+C event is emulated). After the button is clicked once, it is replaced with the Kill Process button indicating that subsequent click will lead to force termination of the application (on Unix, SIGKILL is sent).

the Restore Layout button

Restore Layout

Click this button to have the changes to the current layout abandoned and return to the default state.

App general pin tab

Pin Tab

Click this button to pin or unpin the current tab. You may need to pin a tab to prevent it from closing automatically when the maximum number of tabs is reached in this window.

the Close button



Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.

Context menu options



Compare with Clipboard

Opens the Clipboard vs Editor dialog 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 URL

Choose 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 Gist

Choose this command to open the Create Gist dialog.

Clear All

Clears the output window.

Console toolbar


Tooltip and shortcut


previous occurrence next occurrence

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.

the Soft-Wrap button

Use Soft Wraps

Click this button to toggle the soft wrap mode of the output.

Scroll to the end

Scroll to the end

Click this button to navigate to the bottom of the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.

the Print button


Click this button to send the console text to the default printer.

Clear all

Clear All

Click this button to remove all text from the console. This function is also available from the context menu of the console.

Last modified: 07 December 2022