Auto hide tool windows in Rider

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Hello,

using Rider 2020.2, I have set "View Mode" for all Tool Windows in the lower part of the IDE to "Docked Unpinned". However, the windows do not autohide when I focus on something else. Eg. when opening an XAML file the preview window will appear, but it won't disappear when I switch to a .cs file.

Can you provide some pointers how to handle this?

Thanks, greets,

Menno

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Hello Menno, it looks like a bug, I was able to reproduce it in my environment and have created a corresponding record on our issue tracker: RIDER-51751. Please upvote and watch for monitoring the progress. 

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Hey Olga,

thanks for your reply. In general I am missing the "pin" that Visual provides in Rider. It is more intuitive and more easily accessed than the "View Mode" menu Rider provides. Maybe that is a matter of taste, but having such pins optionally available in Rider would be great.

Anyway, lots to like about Rider aside from this :-)

Greets, Menno

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Menno, thank you for the feedback, could you please explain a bit what exact pins? Could you please show an example?

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Below is an example, the mouse is resting on the pin I meant. This makes it super easy to quickly auto-hide a tool window or not: it can be done with a single click. Al;

In Rider, it not only the XAML preview window that does not autohide. For example, when I debug a program, I have to manually hide the Debug window afterwards, either with the mouse or by pressing shift+Esc. This is somewhat of a nuisance, especially since the shift+Esc shortcut does not work if focus has been elsewhere during debugging.

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Menno, it should work for Debug and all other windows too, I mean they should autohide if you have set Dock unpinned mode. If for some reason on the latest available Rider version that does not work, please provide a screen recording showing the issue and attach it with a new record on our issue tracker. Thank you in advance!

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A simple example is: press F5 to debug an application. The Build tool window will appear. I have its mode set to "Docked unpinned". Suppose build fails cause of a build error, the Build window will not disappear when I continue editing my code. It only disappears if I click it, and then click in the code editor or elsewhere. Is this by design?

The same seems to happen when debugging and application. After stopping debugging, I have to manually hide the Debug window.

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