Is there anyway to make Winedt console invisible when you are writing the code, and when the compile starts the console shows the log and then disappears by itself? Also if there is an error it stays visible until the error is resolved?

I change the setting for pdflatex, but I am using windows console instead of winedt console. It works as I described above, except that you don't see anything if there is no error. This gives you an impression that it winedt freezes or taking more than normal as you don't see any activity when you start the compile. Here is a snapshot of the pdflatex setting:

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I am wondering if there is anyway to make the compilation more like TeXStudio which just shows a just the compile command in the console, unless there is an error?

EDIT: It is funny! This is the issue:

Let's say we have a paragraph with the word "research" in it. Put a \ before the word research and compile. If you have this setting that has --quiet option and is pretty what I want (fast compilation without lot's of texts in the console if no error):

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Ctrl+E does not get you to the real error that is \research no matter how many times you press Ctrl+E. But if you have this setting:

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when you compile, it highlights \research with red color that is exactly true. Am I missing something here? or --quiet is doing something wrong?

2 Answers 2


The option to keep the WinEdt Console hidden and to show it only during the compilation is "Pause / Do not hide the Window".

When it is selected, the Console is always visible. When it is unselected, it does what you want.

I think the correct configuration you are looking for is the one in the picture below:

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  • thank you very much. Is there anyway to disable logging? I think it would be faster to not write to log file which I barely use it.
    – NESHOM
    Mar 26, 2014 at 9:53
  • @user114781 WinEdt can do nothing about it. It is pdflatex that generates the .log file. Mar 26, 2014 at 9:57
  • @user114781 Anyway you can add the option --quiet in "Switches" so you don't have output stream in the Console. Mar 26, 2014 at 10:15
  • This makes WinEdt pretty similar to TeXStudio IF there is no error! but in TeXStudio if there is an error it gives you information about the error, line number and other details, but enabling --quiet in WinEdt will disable them all no matter if there is an error or not! Is there anyway to get some info about the error as well?
    – NESHOM
    Mar 26, 2014 at 10:21
  • @user114781 Uncheck "Open Error Dialog" Mar 26, 2014 at 10:40

I figured it out by selecting "No interaction" as well as "WinEdt Console": enter image description here

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    This is wrong... Mar 26, 2014 at 7:45
  • Because of the background windows?
    – NESHOM
    Mar 26, 2014 at 9:53
  • 1
    No, because "No interaction" has nothing to do with it. As I say in my answer, the option that manages this is "Pause / Do not hide the Window". Mar 26, 2014 at 9:56

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