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Run tool window

The Run tool window displays output generated by your application. If you are running multiple applications, each one is displayed in a tab named after the run/debug configuration applied.

If you re-run an application, the new output overwrites the contents of the tab. To preserve the output of an application, even if you re-run it, pin the output tab.

Learn more from Debug a Vue.js application, Debug an Angular application, and Debug a React application.

The appearance of each tab depends on the type of the application being run and can include additional toolboxes and panes.

The main toolbar of the Run tool window lets you rerun, stop, pause, or terminate an application. The following table contains descriptions of the buttons that are common for most applications.

Run Toolbar

Item Tooltip and shortcut Description
the Rerun button Rerun
Ctrl+F5
Click this button to stop the current application and run it again.
When an application is stopped the Stop button, this button toggles to the Run button.
the Run button Rerun
Ctrl+F5
Click this button to rerun the current application.
This button appears, when an application is stopped the Stop button. When an application is running, this button toggles to the Rerun button.
the Stop button 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, for example on Unix SIGKILL is sent.

the Restore Layout button Restore Layout Click this button to have the changes to the current layout abandoned and return to the default state.
Icons general pin tab 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.
the Close button Close
Ctrl+Shift+F4
Click this button to close the selected tab of the Run tool window and terminate the current process.

Context Menu Commands

Item Description
Compare with Clipboard Opens the Clipboard vs Editor dialog that allows you to view the differences between the selection from the editor and the current clipboard content. This dialog is a regular comparing tool that enables you to copy the line at caret to the clipboard, find text, navigate between differences and manage white spaces.
Copy URL Choose this command to copy the current URL to the system clipboard. This command only shows on a URL, if it is included in an application's output.
Create Gist Choose this command to open the Create Gist dialog.
Clear All Clears the output window.

Console Toolbar

Item Tooltip and shortcut Description
previous occurrence next occurrence Up/down the Stack Trace
Ctrl+Alt+Up    Ctrl+Alt+Down)
Click this button to navigate up or down in the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.
the Soft-Wrap button Use Soft Wraps Click this button to toggle the soft wrap mode of the output.
Scroll to the end Scroll to the end Click this button to navigate to the bottom of the stack trace and have the cursor jump to the corresponding location in the source code.
Clear all Clear All Click this button to remove all text from the console. This function is also available from the context menu of the console.
Show Console Prompt Show Python prompt

This button is available in the Debug console. If it is pressed, you can enter commands in the console and view output.
Note that in the debug console, code completion is available:

interactive debug console

It's also possible to scroll through the history of commands with the up and down arrow keys.

Browse history Browse history
Ctrl+Alt+E

Press this button to show the Debug Console History dialog, where one can view the console entries and navigate through them, using the arrow keys.

Click OK to close the dialog.

Karma Server tab

The tab is shown only when you run JavaScript unit tests using the Karma test runner. Use the tab to view and analyze information from the server.

For details, see Karma.

Last modified: 15 October 2020