“Android Studio Preview Window Disappeared“. The Andriod Studio preview window is the 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 studio versions. See the image below:
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:
If you have followed everything perfectly, right side window toolbars will be revealed as shown in the image below.
Click the eye icon (Preview Icon) shown in the image above, it should reveal the Android Studio preview window as shown in the image below
That’s how to fix Android Studio Preview Window or Android Studio Designer tab or maybe Android Studio designer Window.