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In Xcode 3, the console only cleared when you specifically asked it to. This was nice to quickly compare log output between runs.

In Xcode 4, the log clears between every run, and I'm looking for the setting (if Apple deemed it worthy of existence) that will switch this 'feature' off.

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Yeah, this is annoying. :) – Martín Marconcini Mar 18 '11 at 15:31
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I feel the same way you do about this. That's why I've filed a radar at Please reference "Problem id: 9153445" when you filed your radar as the this will increases the incident count and making it likelier Apple Xcode team will prioritize a fix.

Since doesn't allow you to search and view another's radar, I've copied the radar I filed at Apple at

Thanks for reminding me that this regression needs people to start filing radars.

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Done. Thank you! I guess now we wait. – baileysage Mar 18 '11 at 17:37

You can always just use the Log Navigator (cmd+7). It shows a list of past logs.

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That does help a little, but they display in the same window as code. I used to be able to scroll up and down comparing quickly, while also being able to look at my code. And I've had problems with some of the old logs loading. They'll just sit there with a spinner and a blank window indefinitely. – baileysage May 6 '11 at 14:30
CMD-Shift-T for new window of the same project might help you, but I agree it is annoying. – Kay Jun 6 '11 at 17:09
That's actually pretty much enough. Although it is always good to have options. Thanks Alejandro! – Eric Brotto Jun 30 '11 at 22:40
This seems to have become cmd+8 in Xcode 5 – RedYeti Mar 26 '14 at 11:27

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