Guides/Qt IDE

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The Qt IDE is available for Windows 32/64, Linux 32/64, Mac 64, Android and Raspberry Pi.


See Qt install.


See Configure the Qt IDE.


The Qt IDE version can be seen in JVERSION and the Help|About box. It has the form:

   Qt IDE: 2.0.1/6.2.2(6.2.3)

The three numbers represent:

  • 2.0.1 - the Qt IDE binary version number (from Jsoftware)
  • 6.2.2 - the version of Qt used to build the Qt IDE binary
  • 6.2.3 - the version of Qt currently in use on the machine


See Window Driver.


Edit window Term window
Ctrl+ Shift+Ctrl+ Ctrl+ Shift+Ctrl+
a Select all Select all
b Toggle Sidebar Remove NB.
c Copy Copy
d Show Input Log Show Input Log
e Run Selection Run all lines
f Find Find in Files Find Find in Files
g Recent Recent
j Advance Lab topic Advance Lab topic
k Add NB.---
l Load script Add NB.===
m Open 2nd Edit window Open Edit window
n New script Add NB. New temp script
o Open temp script Open temp script
p Pretty-print (format)
q Quit Quit
r Run line Run line and show
s Save script Save all scripts
t Switch to Term window Clear Term window Clear Term window
v Paste Paste
w Close Tab Close all other Tabs
x Cut Cut
y Redo
z Undo Redo
/ add/remove NB. to selection add/remove Note'' ...) to selection
F1 Vocabulary Context Sensitive Vocabulary Context Sensitive
F5 Run Test Run Test
F8 Run Clipboard Run Clipboard
F9 Run Project Build Project Run Project
F10 Run all lines
Enter Run line & advance Run line, advance, show

There are 6 virtual function keys at the bottom of the Term window for Android. F2 to F5 are reserved for future use.

Virtual Function Keys (Android only)

Term window
F1 Show WD Form
F2 Mark copy/cut start
F6 Advance Lab topic


See Qt Jconsole.


See Menus.


A J project is a collection of files which represent a single effort. Also, J will track the files you are working on, and re-opening the project will re-open those files in the editor.

And, J provides support for a Run (and Build) action for a project.

See Folders and Projects.


See Snapshots.


The Qt IDE source is available at github.

If you would like write access to the repository, please email the qt group, see the [contact] page.