You have several options when customizing your workspace in Android Studio. You can manipulate the window layout in many ways -- by resizing them, moving them around and making them float. By maximizing your workspace, you'll be more efficient in your Android Studio development. Watch this online video and learn about multiple monitor setups, the advantages of floating windows and how to keep your most commonly used windows available at all times.
…Android Studio gives you a number of ways to rearrange your workspace.…You can resize windows, move windows to different…locations on the border, and make them float.…Here are a couple of ways to do that.…First of all, by default, if you resize a window.…Windows that are next what we would…resize as well, to accommodate the available space.…So if I shrink the project window, the editor window grows.…And if I expand the project window, the editor window shrinks.…
Windows that are on the border of the interface can be moved around.…For example if I use gradle a lot I can click and drag that window, and…drop it down to the bottom toolbar and…that's what will appear from that point forward.…When I click It'll open in that position.…You can also make windows float.…To do this open the window then go to the gear icon and pull down the menu.…And select floating mode.…When the window first appears it'll be of a default size.…
But you can then resize it by clicking and dragging the lower right corner.…And if you have a multi-monitor set up you…
Note: This course was revised on 8/20/2014 to reflect changes in the .0.8.4 beta version of Android Studio.
- Exploring Android Studio and IntelliJ IDEA
- Installing Android Studio
- Creating projects with Android Studio
- Navigating the user interface
- Designing activity layouts
- Analyzing and refactoring code
- Debugging and packaging apps
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 8/20/2014. What changed?
A: We revised this course to reflect changes to the Android Studio beta, released at the 2014 Google I/O conference. This update was recorded with Android Studio .0.8.4, which contains a new project wizard and updates to the Gradle build system. For more information about the changes in this course, check out the "What's new in this update" movie.