Spy-js Tool Window
The tool window is available only when the Spy-js plugin is enabled. The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins.
The tool window opens when you launch a run configuration of the type Spy-js or Spy-js for NodeJS. As soon as the Spy-js tool captures an event, it shows the event itself, its details, and stack-traces. By clicking an event, you can open the trace file, which is a prettified source file with the script that the event launched.
The tool window consists of a common toolbar and two tabs with panes:
|Item||Tooltip and shortcut||Description|
|Click this button to stop the current trace session and run it again. When the session is canceled externally by clicking , the button toggles to . Note, that after the session restarts, you have to refresh the traced page in the browser to start capturing events.|
|This button substitutes for if the previous trace session was canceled externally by clicking . Click to initiate a new session. Note, that after the session restarts, you have to refresh the traced page in the browser to start capturing events.|
|Click this button to terminate the current process externally by means of the standard
For a Node.js run configuration, clicking the button once invokes soft kill allowing the Node.js application to catch
|Restore Layout||Click this button to to have the changes to the current layout abandoned and return to the default state.|
|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.|
|Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.|
|Use this icon or shortcut to open the corresponding help page.|