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Sometimes I quit Xcode with only a tiny window I was editing something else in. Now whenever I open my project again it will open the window but not the IDE. Is there any way to physically open the IDE so I can work on my project again?

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If you can provide a screenshot, it would be way easier to understand what's going on. – Martín Marconcini Jul 4 '12 at 14:15
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Xcode will usually do this if this style of window is the last to be closed. If this is the case the your window looks like this:

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Then it can be fixed simply by doing the following:

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And finally select what side bars you want to be visible:

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