Spy-js tool window
The tool window is available only when the Spy-js plugin is enabled. The Spy-js plugin is not bundled with PhpStorm, but it can be installed on the Settings/Preferences | Plugins page, tab Marketplace, as described in Installing plugins from JetBrains repository.
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:
Tooltip and shortcut
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
Clicking the button once invokes soft kill allowing the application to catch the
Click this button to have the changes to the current layout abandoned and return to the default state.
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.
Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.