SOLVED! Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared


Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared“. Andriod Studio preview window is design window that reflects your activity design every time you add or remove a view. Sometimes, Android Studio preview window might go missing and attempting to reveal it can be a total mess especially in the latest versions of the Android Studio. Android Studio preview window is also known as Android Studio design window or Android Studio Design tab. We are going to see how to retain your preview window, in case you accidentally closed it.

Solution: Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared

Android design tab or android design window can go missing for several reasons; maybe you closed it accidentally or it went missing itself. In case you can’t find android XML layout preview window in the android studio, please follow this step by step method to fix it.



In the android studio, click File > Settings, to open a new settings dialog. Then, click on Appearance as shown in the image below. In case you can’t find the Appearance, just search it on the top left corner. In fact, appearance should open by default, although features may change with android sutdio versions. See the Image below:

Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared

Next, scroll Appearance Settings window at the bottom. You will find a checkbox with a label of, “Show tool window bars“, Check that checkbox. See the image below:

how to fix Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared

If you have followed everything perfectly, right side window tool bars will be revealed as shown in the image below.

Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared

Click the eye icon (Preview Icon) shown in the image above, it should reveal Android Studio preview window as shown in the image below

Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared

That’s how to fix Android Studio Preview Window or Android Studio Designer tab or maybe Android Studio designer Window.