AppCode 2023.1 Help

Arrange tool windows

By default, tool windows are attached to the edges of the main window. You can detach them to use as separate windows, as described in Tool window view modes.

Move tool windows

  1. Click and drag the tool window button on the tool window bar.

  2. Alternatively, you can click the tool window options menu The tool window options menu or right-click the tool window title bar and select where to attach the tool window under Move to.

    Tool window options menu: Move to

Resize tool windows

Resize a tool window

  • Click and drag the border of a tool window.

  • To resize the active tool window, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left,Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down or use the main menu actions under Window | Active Tool Window | Resize.

  • To stretch the tool window to the maximum width or height, press Ctrl+Shift+Quote or select Window | Active Tool Window | Resize | Maximize Tool Window from the main menu.

Save custom tool window sizes

If you prefer to adjust the size of each tool window individually, you can configure the IDE to remember your custom layout.

  1. Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select Appearance & Behaviour | Appearance.

  2. In the Tool Windows section, select the Remember size for each tool window option.

    When this option is disabled, tool windows have the unified default width, and their sizes remain constant when you switch between them.

  3. Apply the changes and close the dialog.

Optimize for wide-screen monitors

AppCode provides several options to optimize the positioning of tool windows on wide-screen monitors.

  1. In the Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Appearance & Behavior | Appearance.

  2. Under Tool Windows, configure the following:

    • Widescreen tool window layout: Maximize the height of vertical tool windows by limiting the width of horizontal tool windows.

      The Widescreen tool window layout option is disabled
      The Widescreen tool window layout option is enabled
    • Side-by-side layout on the left and Side-by-side layout on the right: Display vertical tool windows that are attached to the top and bottom edges in two columns instead of stacked on top of each other.

      Side-by-side layout is off
      Side-by-side layout is on
  3. Click OK to apply the changes.

Move tool windows to a separate frame

You can freely drag tool window and editor tabs to a separate frame and arrange the layout you need. For example, you can have only editor on one screen and tools in a separate IDE window on the second screen.

Arrange tool windows in separate frame

  • Click and drag the tool window button on the tool window bar to a screen you need.

    If you have the already detached tab in a separate frame, you can drag tool window buttons and attach them to the tool window bars.

Last modified: 20 March 2023