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Multiple Preview Windows Without Remote Preview

Please add multiple preview tabs support without need to use Remote preview, this might be helpful in different conditions including games using MultiPlayer Features. 

  • Pooya Estakhry
  • Sep 8 2017
  • Shipped
  • Apr 23, 2019

    Admin Response

    Multiple local preview windows are now supported in r146. Simply hold Alt when clicking preview, or use the new Alt+4 / Alt+5 keyboard shortcuts to start an additional local preview.

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  • Boris Aziz commented
    September 12, 2017 22:04

    I second this. It is extremely slow to package and load remote preview every time I'd like to test the multiplayer game I'm working on.

    This is the sole reason I have not yet upgraded to Construct 3! Mark my words RickAsh(t)ley!

  • Unconnected commented
    May 06, 2018 08:22

    I Support this too.

    I haven't had to test a multiplayer game yet, but I know not having this will be an issue.

    I have some multiplayer games in pre-development.

  • Kaixa commented
    May 18, 2018 20:55

    Yesss.. It is HARD to testing multiplayer game without this feature..
    This is an old request from community.. BUT until now, Construct team was NOT able to done it..

  • TheRealDannyyy commented
    September 18, 2018 19:55

    I support this as well! Would be great to to add something like a keyboard shortcut to open another preview window for testing multiplayer games and similar.

    While multiple previews are active, I'd suggest to change the function of the preview button to refresh all open previews and let users individually refresh previews using ctrl+r, if needed.

  • Scott commented
    November 03, 2018 04:12

    Just to add to this, debugger support for the multiple preview windows as well.

    This could be a project setting:
    "Number of preview windows" - Supported when browser tabs or popups are enabled.  Then a reload would refresh each spawned window for fast iterations.

    This is a big reason I haven't moved my multiplayer game from C2->C3.  I tend to open up to 10 tabs with the debugger on at peek testing.

  • Everade commented
    13 Apr 09:25

    It's really a chore to debug multiplayer games.
    Please add debugger functionality while using multiple windows as well.