JetBrains Rider 2022.3 Help

Arrange tool windows

By default, tool windows are attached to the edges of the main window. You can detach them to use as separate windows, as described in Tool window view modes.

Move a tool window

  • Click and drag the tool window button on the tool window bar.

  • Alternatively, you can click the tool window options menu The tool window options menu or right-click the tool window title bar and select where to attach the tool window under Move to.

    Tool window options menu: Move to

Resize a tool window

  • Click and drag the border of a tool window.

  • To resize the active tool window, press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Left, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Right, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Up, Ctrl+Alt+Shift+Down or use the main menu actions under Window | Active Tool Window | Resize.

  • To stretch the tool window to the maximum width or height, press Ctrl+Shift+Quote or select Window | Active Tool Window | Resize | Maximize Tool Window from the main menu.

The arrangement of tool windows is saved automatically, and it is restored the next time you open your solution. You can choose whether to save the arrangement for the current solution only or for all solutions that you work with. To change the default behavior, select Window | Layout Settings from the main menu and then choose Use the Same Layout for All Projects or Use Unique Layout for Every Project.

Restore the default arrangement of tool windows

  • From the main menu, select Window | Layout Settings | Restore Default Layout.

Save the arrangement of tool windows

  • From the main menu, select Window | Layout Settings | Store Current Layout as Default.

Optimize for wide-screen monitors

JetBrains Rider provides several options to optimize the positioning of tool windows on wide-screen monitors.

  1. In the Settings/Preferences dialog (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Appearance & Behavior | Appearance.

  2. Under Tool Windows, configure the following:

    • Widescreen tool window layout: Maximize the height of vertical tool windows by limiting the width of horizontal tool windows.

    • Side-by-side layout on the left and Side-by-side layout on the right: Display vertical tool windows that are attached to the top and bottom edges in two columns instead of stacked on top of each other.

  3. Click OK to apply the changes.

Move tool windows to a separate frame

You can freely drag tool window and editor tabs to a separate frame and arrange the layout you need. For example, you can have only editor on one screen and tools in a separate IDE window on the second screen.

Arrange tool windows in separate frame

  • Click and drag the tool window button on the tool window bar to a screen you need.

    If you have the already detached tab in a separate frame, you can drag tool window buttons and attach them to the tool window bars.

Last modified: 28 December 2022