View output

The output views show output from several sources, such as a list of errors and warnings encountered during a build, detailed output from the compiler, status of a program when it is executed, debug output, or search results.

{Output views}

You can open output views in all modes

  • Select View > Output. The menu items also display the keyboard shortcuts that you can use.
  • Select Alt (Cmd on macOS) and the number of the view.
  • Select , and then select the view to open.

To maximize an open output view, select the (Maximize) button or press Alt+Shift+9.

To increase or decrease the output text size, select (Zoom In) or (Zoom Out), or press Ctrl++ or Ctrl+-. Zooming is not supported in all output views.

Change text encoding

If the text in the output is not displayed correctly, Qt Design Studio might be using a different codec from the one used by the tools that generate the output. To specify the codec to use, select Preferences > Environment > Interface, and then select the codec in the Text codec for tools field.

{Interface tab in Environment preferences}

Find and filter output

To search from output, press Ctrl+F when the view is active. Enter search criteria in the Find field. For more information, see Finding and Replacing.

To filter output, enter a string in the Filter field.

To specify filtering options, select the Filtering options menu button. You can filter output by using regular expressions or case-sensitivity. Select Show Non-matching Lines to hide the lines that match the filter.

Some output views do not support finding and filtering.

Output views

The following views show output:

Application Output

Displays the status of a program when you execute it, and the debug output.

Compile Output

Shows all output from the compiler.


Lists issues from different sources.

Search Results

Lets you search through projects, files on a file system or the currently open files.

Available under certain Qt licenses.
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