I have this issue where somehow I accidentally got the console window separated from the window that all unity things are n, so it floats around, blocking the unity screen behind it, as shown below:

Broken Console Window

And I don't know how to fix it. I tried right clicking the projects tab but the option to add the console window wasn't there. I also tried dragging around the console window back into place but that didn't work. Whenever I restart this still happens, and even new projects have this issue, ever since I accidentally dragged the window out from the unity window shown behind it in the image I showed. There has to be a simple fix to this.

  • \$\begingroup\$ When you dragged the window, did you do it by the "tab" part, or by the "window top" part? \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt
    Mar 31, 2021 at 19:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ What do you mean? \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2021 at 19:23
  • \$\begingroup\$ The little tab-looking-thing that says "console" on it is what I accidentally dragged. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2021 at 19:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yes. The little tab looking thing where it says "console". \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt
    Mar 31, 2021 at 19:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ Yeah, I dragged it by the "tab" part. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2021 at 19:26

1 Answer 1


You just click and drag the "Console" tab until it snaps to the place where you want it.

Dragging Console panel

If you have trouble, you can open the Window menu and select Layouts > Default (or another layout of your choice) to force all panels back into some standard arrangeement.

  • \$\begingroup\$ It doesn't snap back into place. I am using Unity 2018.3.0f2 \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2021 at 19:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ But, fortunately, your Layouts suggestion worked! Thank you. \$\endgroup\$ Mar 31, 2021 at 19:25
  • \$\begingroup\$ The snapping isn't a new feature - it's been there since before Unity versions were labelled in years. So if it's not working for you, there could be a problem with your installation, or some OS settings. \$\endgroup\$
    – DMGregory
    Mar 31, 2021 at 19:37

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