PhpStorm 2017.3 Help

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 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 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

ItemTooltip and shortcutDescription
stop and rerun Rerun
Ctrl+F5
Click this button to stop the current trace session and run it again. When the session is canceled externally by clicking stop, the button toggles to run. Note that after the session restarts, you have to refresh the traced page in the browser to start capturing events.
run Rerun
F9
This button substitutes for stop and rerun if the previous trace session was canceled externally by clicking stop. Click run 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.
stopStop
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 icon run tool window kill indicating that subsequent click will lead to force termination of the application, e.g. on Unix SIGKILL is sent.

debug layout Restore LayoutClick this button to to have the changes to the current layout abandoned and return to the default state.
pin 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.
close.png Close
Ctrl+Shift+F4
Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.
help Help
F1
Use this icon or shortcut to open the corresponding help page.
Last modified: 6 December 2017

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