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Restore LogCat window within Android Studio

Posted by: admin March 10, 2020 Leave a comment

Questions:

I have recently started to use Android Studio v0.1.1, And i can’t seem to find LogCat… Is it gone? Or if not, how can I enable it?

If it is gone, is there any way to enable something similar to log my app behavior (and mainly crashes)?

How to&Answers:

I think I still can find logcat in my installation of 0.1.1

Try pressing Alt+6 on Windows or CMD+6 on Mac.

Answer:

Check if you have hidden it… Use Alt+6 to bring up the window and click on the button shown below ‘Restore logcat view’

Accessing logcat from within IDE

Answer:

You can show it pressing Alt+6

Or…

Click here!

Answer:

Tools-> Android -> Android Device Monitor

will open a separate window

Answer:

In Android Studio 3.4, In the case in which Logcat does not appear in View->ToolWindows->Logcat (in that case Alt+6 or CMD+6 will also not work), the way to get the logact window is:

  1. File->Profile or debug APK (choose an APK)
  2. Select new window or use current window.
  3. Logcat is now available through the menu
    (View->ToolWindows->Logcat) or through Alt+6 or
    CMD+6

This issue is an indication that something is not configured correctly with the Android Studio project.
The above solution can be useful:

  1. As a temporary solution when there are configuration issues with the Android Studio project, that for some reason are causing Android Studio to hide the logcat window.
  2. When trying to use the Android Studio logcat window for debugging an app without an Android Studio project.

Answer:

Open a separate terminal and start adb with logcat.
On my (linux) system;

~/android-studio/sdk/platform-tools/adb logcat

Answer:

While I would be a little late for the party, it has been a few years and new version of Studio.

Today when you encounter the bug, your logcat would not be shown, to resolve this you would need to follow these steps:

  • Menu -> Build -> Make Project
  • in your settings.gradle comment out everything and sync.
  • uncomment everything and sync again.
  • Menu -> Build -> Make Project
  • Once the project build is done.. your Studio would be ready.

I have encountered several different bugs related to this issue, this scenario covers most of these cases.

Answer:

Choose “floating mode” then “Docker mode”. It’s worked for me!

Answer:

In AndroidStudio menus click: View\Tool Windows\Android

Answer:

way one :

you can use bin icon in logcat
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way two:
you can clear logcat after per lunch
Edit Configuration > Miscellaneous

check Clear log before lunch

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Answer:

In Android Studio 2.3.2 you will have to click on “Android Monitor” panel at the bottom and “logcat” is a tab of this pannel. See attachment.

If you do not have this panel you will have to go to Your main menu and then View->ToolBar/ToolButtons/Statusbar/Navigationbar

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Answer:

In my case the window was also missing and “View -> ToolWindows -> Logcat (Alt + 6)” did not even exist. Pressing ALT+6 also had absolutely no effect whatsoever.

I fixed it this way:

  1. connect a device
  2. start ADB via Terminal (“> adb usb”)
  3. stop it again (ctrl + c)
  4. close the Terminal window in the bottom left window next to the Event Log (via the red X)

After closing the terminal the Logcat window appeared in the tab list and the menu entry appeared in the “View -> ToolWindows” category.

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Answer:

Apparantly, when logcat is opened and Android Studio is switched to fullscreen mode and back, the logcat window is nowwhere to be found.

Solution:

Restart Android Studio.

Answer:

Search Android Monitor tab bottom of android studio screen. Click on it. It will display a window and there is a tab call logcat.
If you can’t see Android monitor tab, click Alt+G.

Answer:

for me the device selection bar (or whatever it’s actually called) in logcat tab doesn’t show, to resolve this I had to move logcat to some other position (left/right) and move it back

Answer:

If all of the above methods does not work then try the below mechanism. Sometimes, the android studio does not show logcat options because of the project you select is not an android project. If you want to debug an APK, create an empty android project then it will start showing the logcat option.

Answer:

IN android studio 3.5.1 View -> Tool Windows ->Logcat

Answer:

When you are opening the project in the android studio instead of opening android directory open app directory

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Answer:

Try going to Tools->Android->Enable ADB Integration

In my case it got automagically disabled

Answer:

In my case, I see the window, but no messages in it.
Only restart (studio version 1.5.1) brought the messages back.

Answer:

I hope you have installed the required drivers for debugging android programs on your machine. If that is the case, when you run an application from android studio in an actual device, it will pop up a message asking to enable logcat. If you have disabled that option, then you can enable the logcat view from Window menu -> Show view -> Logcat. Next time when you run your application on actual device or in an emulator, you can see the logcat is active.

If you are not able to view it with the above solution, you can view the logcat from command line by typing

adb logcat

You can view more information from here http://developer.android.com/tools/help/logcat.html