Darren Martin Leith Darren Martin Leith - 1 month ago 4
Android Question

Make Text tab open by default in Android Studio

I use keymaps in Android Studio to save time.

To open "Recent Files" I happen to use the keymap of

, which will open the "Recent Files" pop-up screen.

The problem is that when I then select any of the .xml layout files from this screen, it opens the file by default in "Design" mode, instead of "Text".

I prefer to code my layouts in "Text" mode. This means I then have to keyboard shortcut
every time to edit the layout in "Text" mode. How do I open "Text" mode by default.

Note: I would post images, but that is reputation dependent...


In the Design mode:

hit options (cogwheel) -> check "Prefer XML Editor"

(possibly restart Studio will be needed)