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Quick XCode Editing Tip

rockarts profile image Steven Rockarts ・1 min read

One of the biggest issues people have with XCode is that storyboards can take long to load over time (there are ways to fix it but that's for another day). When you switch back and forth between storyboards and controllers the loading time can get quite painful.

Some people open the assistant editor and edit the corresponding file in the tiny little window below. It can get annoying trying to constantly resize it.

It gets even worse when the debug window opens up.

No space

Here is a tip that I accidentally stumbled upon the other day. I was trying to open a new tab in Chrome using the shortcut Command+T and didn't realize I was still in XCode. I didn't know that XCode supports tabbed windows!

Command Tab View

You can open your storyboard once and close all the windows for more space and then you don't have to worry about opening it again and waiting forever! Look at all that space you gain!

So much real estate

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I'm a Swift developer that loves climbing mountains, ice and rock.

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