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Spy-js Tool Window

The tool window is available only when the Spy-js plugin is enabled. The plugin is not bundled with PhpStorm, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Managing Plugins.

The tool window opens when you launch a run configuration of the type Spy-js or Spy-js for Node.js. 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:

Toolbar

Item

Tooltip and shortcut

Description

icons actions restart svg

Rerun
Ctrl+F5

Click this button to stop the current trace session and run it again. When the session is canceled externally by clicking icons actions suspend svg, the button toggles to icons toolwindows toolWindowRun svg. Note that after the session restarts, you have to refresh the traced page in the browser to start capturing events.

icons toolwindows toolWindowRun svg

Rerun
F9

This button substitutes for icons actions restart svg if the previous trace session was canceled externally by clicking icons actions suspend svg. Click icons toolwindows toolWindowRun svg 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.

icons actions suspend svg

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 SIGINT 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, e.g. on Unix SIGKILL is sent.

icons debugger restoreLayout svg

Restore Layout

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

icons general pin tab svg

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.

icons actions close

Close
Ctrl+Shift+F4

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

Last modified: 18 December 2018

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