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Getting More Out of the Xcode Product Menu

While working on¬†MoneyWell tonight I used a key modifier in Xcode that I’m not sure everyone knows exists, but should. If you hold down the Option key on your keyboard while clicking on the Product menu you’ll see many of the menu items now show ellipses.

[caption id=“attachment_493” align=“aligncenter” width=“640” caption=“The Xcode Product menu as it normally appears.”][/caption]

[caption id=“attachment_492” align=“aligncenter” width=“640” caption=“The Xcode Product menu as it appears when you hold down Option.”][/caption]

One of the benefits of the Option modifier is that you get to specify additional inputs to the action you choose. With the Run menu item, for instance, you can specify arguments passed at launch and environment variables.

A picture of the Xcode run product sheet showing extra options.