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Customize Test Studio's Layout

You can customize Test Studio's layout to fit your needs and personal preferences. You can reorder all panels manually or choose from the predefined default layouts. You can choose between Light and Dark themes.

The default layout that loads when you start Test Studio is the Compact layout. The default theme is the Light theme.

default layout

Predefined Layouts

The preset layouts rearrange the panes in the Test Studio project to focus your attention on certain tools. These are three available layouts:

  • Compact (default)

  • High Productivity

  • Advanced

preset layouts

Switch between Light and Dark Theme

Test Studio comes with a Light and Dark theme. Choose the one that suits your needs better and apply it through the Project Settings.

Dark theme


You need to restart Test Studio to apply a new theme.

Manual Adjustment of the Layout

You can move almost all panels in a Test Studio project to another project area.

Dock or Undock a Panel

To customize the view of the panes, you can use the Dock/Undock button in the upper right corner of the panels.


Check this video on Test Studio's YouTube playlist to see how panels in Test Studio can be undocked and docked back.


The Undock detaches the pane from its original position and displays it as a separate window. You can drag and drop this window anywhere in the project area. To help you choose the preferred position relative to the target panel, there is a circle with directions - top, bottom, left, right and center.

choose panel position

There are also arrows available in the right, left and bottom of the Test Studio window.

choose window position

If you select the center of the target panel, the undocked panel will appear as a tab next to the target panel.

choose center tabs

Hide or Show a Panel

To hide a panel from the project's working area, select the Pin button in the upper right corner of the panels. This will auto-hide the panel, and it will appear as a tab on the left or right side of the Test Studio window. Hover over this side tab, and the pane will pop up.

auto hide

Save a Customized Layout

Use the Save Custom Layout option in the Layout dropdown to save your custom changes.

save custom


Select the Compact option from the Layout dropdown to reset the default layout.

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