QtCreator and multiple monitors

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April 9, 2012

DerManu DerManu
Ant Farmer
509 posts
RaubTieR wrote:
I’m unsure if that helps, but i do the following to my Qt Creator if i wish to use 2 displays to edit single project: split side by side [img442.imageshack.us]

I’ve had that idea, too. Unfortunately, it gets messed up completely when restarting QtCreator. It opens the window on the right monitor, stretching into nirvana to the right.

I still can’t believe making this possible should be such a big issue for someone who’s familiar with QtCreator code, especially because all the mechanisms for synchronizing and maintaining multiple editors on one file are already in place (see Ctrl+E,3)! All that needs to be done is have such an editor not in a splitter-ish layout but in a new QMainWindow… nothing fancy.

April 10, 2012

chandan chandan
Lab Rat
12 posts

ya qt creater is also supporting multiple windows…
we can do it….QT menu windows->split side by side
may be it will help

April 19, 2012

ibrewster ibrewster
Lab Rat
3 posts
DerManu wrote:
RaubTieR wrote:
I’m unsure if that helps, but i do the following to my Qt Creator if i wish to use 2 displays to edit single project: split side by side [img442.imageshack.us]

I’ve had that idea, too. Unfortunately, it gets messed up completely when restarting QtCreator. It opens the window on the right monitor, stretching into nirvana to the right.

I still can’t believe making this possible should be such a big issue for someone who’s familiar with QtCreator code.


The other problem with the splitter approach is that it doesn’t allow you to rearrange the “windows” independently. As I often have four or five windows open at a time, not being able to layer them over each other and move them around at will is a big drawback. I do like the xCode approach though – it has one main window, which can be split similarly to QtCreator, but if you double click on a file rather than single-clicking (which would be another nice thing to get in creator – the ability to load files with a single click) it opens a new window for that file.

April 23, 2012

Agroni Agroni
Lab Rat
32 posts

Why stop at two monitors?
Most of developers have at least two monitors.

If someone adds multi-monitor support please don’t limit it to two monitors.

May 8, 2012

bmanc bmanc
Lab Rat
17 posts

It surprises me that for such a well-done modern IDE QtCreator still doesn’t support multiple monitors. Currently you can have detached help – but that’s not enough. I’d like to be able to tear out the editors in separate windows and rearrange them any way I want. Both Eclipse and VS support this in some manner – but I don’t want to use Eclipse or VS! I just checked the (very old) open issue on this https://bugreports.qt-project.org/browse/QTCREATORBUG-640 – feel free to vote it up.

July 24, 2012

bolovan bolovan
Lab Rat
2 posts

@bmanc it’s seems that will not have very soon full multiple monitor suport.
One of the problem is when you have to edit 2-3-4 files at the same time. The split is not a good ideea (in my case I have a laptop with a display of 1366×768 and one external monitor with a resolution of 1280×1024).
I think that is much simpler to make edit windows external. Opening a new qtcreator session have too many inconvenients…

July 25, 2012

bmanc bmanc
Lab Rat
17 posts

@bolovan I’m not sure what you meant, so I’m just clarifying.

Both support Eclipse and VS support tearing the edit windows out to make them external. Well… with eclipse you have to tell it to open another “parent” window and drop the edit window into that, but it gives you the same effect.

Nobody wants another QtCreator session – it doesn’t even work anyway since the same project can’t be open in two sessions.

August 20, 2013

Landis Landis
Lab Rat
1 posts

I too code using multi-display.
i will lookup ‘bug’ and vote for ‘wishlist’.
Спасибо.

September 22, 2013

Hronom Hronom
Lab Rat
32 posts

Just do multiple monitor logic like in Visual Studio. Then you double click on source that already opened just select for active window there source already openned. And look in Visual Studio each new window can contain several openned sources.

BTW Why Devs so hate tabbed interface that have such a great IDE’s like: Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, Visual Studio? Why you create bicycle with square wheels?

BTW 2 Later then i be at home i’ll try to show by screenshots what i mean.

September 22, 2013

JKSH JKSH
Area 51 Engineer
2262 posts

Multi-window support was introduced a few months ago: http://blog.qt.digia.com/blog/2013/07/11/qt-creator-2-8-0-released/

December 17, 2013

sharevari sharevari
Lab Rat
17 posts

Moving the different debugger views around works beautifully but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to move or detach the bottom panel that displays Application or Compiler output? How come they are handled differently?

The Help window seems locked in the same way, although here I found there’s a special option you can enable in the Options dialog to detach it. I failed to find such an option for the lower pane.

Compiler/Application output is something that’s usually important enough for me to have visible all the time, but I hate it having to eat up vertical space from my code editor window, when I have three monitors worth of screen space to lay everything out across.

December 17, 2013

sharevari sharevari
Lab Rat
17 posts

Likewise, there seems to be no way to view two of the lower output panes side by side, you can only ever see one at a time?

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