CLion 2024.1 Help

Run tool window

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

Run tool window

The actual appearance of this tool window depends 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.

Rerun automatically

Use this icon to enable the autotest-like runner: any test in the current run configuration restarts automatically after you change the related source code.

For Maven projects, if you click this icon and change the source code (in your Java or POM files), the goal you are currently running, will rerun automatically after each change.

Resume Build From Specified Module

Click this icon to continue your build after fixing errors. It might be helpful for large multi-module projects.

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).

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 caret 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 caret 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: 16 April 2024