Guided Tour Around PhpStorm User Interface
Here you can learn how PhpStorm user interface is organized to help you find your way through your working environment.
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.
PhpStorm's main window consists of logical areas, which are shown on the picture below, marked with numeric labels.
Main menu and toolbar — contain commands that affect the entire project or large portions of it, such as opening, creating project, refactoring the code, running and debugging applications, keeping files under version control and more.
- Status bar — indicates the status of your project, the entire IDE, and shows various warning and information messages.
- Editor — here you can read, create, and modify your code.
- Tool windows — secondary windows that provide access to various specific tasks (project management, search, running and debugging, integration with version control systems, etc.).