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How do I return the Android Studio to its default project window settings?

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I am new to Android development and the Android development software

I really liked the original default SDK project view and window positions but somehow I got everything messed up so all the windows are in the wrong place and I can seem to get the default (original) project view back.

For example, I no longer can see the screen view in the editor.

Is there some way simply to return to the original default window sizes and positions.

My current Android studio view
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by:Chris Harte
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Use
Window->Restore Default Layout

If the menu bar is missing try Shift+F12
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I tried your first suggestion...the only thing that happened was the main window maximized.

I never knowing set a new default view. I seem to recall with Ellipse I could simply delete a particular file and Elipse would return to the default view and re-create the file.

Here is what I see after your suggestions.  Thanks.

Any other ideas? I don't see the graphic view any longer.

IDE view
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If you are talking about layout files, there should be a design button next to the text button at the bottom of the editor screen. This will switch you between text and visual layout mode.
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There is no design button showing and I don't see any window or target called "Design view" or something similar

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That is your manifest file, not a layout. It does not have a design view. What do you see when you open a layout file?
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Like I said, I am a beginner with the IDE> By 3 months the answers will be obvious.

  It worked. Thanks
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