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Panels are modular visualization interfaces that can be configured and arranged into Foxglove layouts.

Find the full list of available panels in the "Add panel" menu.

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Add to layout

Click any panel name to add it to your current layout. Alternatively, drag and drop a panel name into your current layout to add it to a specific location.

Each panel's top bar contains the following:

  • Menu – Common panel actions, like splitting the panel or changing it to another panel type
  • Settings – Click the cog icon to open the panel's settings

Use the top bar to easily drag a panel around the layout.

Edit settings

Click the cog icon in each panel's top bar to view and edit its settings in the sidebar. The selected panel will be designated with a purple border.

panel settings tab

Clicking different panels in your layout while the sidebar's panel settings are open will switch to its settings.

Drag-and-drop topics

Filter your data source's topics – and their contained message paths – using the sidebar's Topics tab:

panel settings tab

Drag-and-drop filter results into certain panels for easy instant visualization:

To drag-and-drop multiple message paths, use Shift to select a range of adjacent items, or Ctrl (Cmd on macOS) to select multiple non-adjacent items:

panel settings tab


  • Cmd + a – Select all panels in the current layout
  • Cmd + b – Close sidebar if open
  • Hover on panel + ` – Show panel shortcuts (remove from layout or split)
  • Click input + Drag right – Increment numeric panel setting values
  • Click input + Drag left – Decrement numeric panel setting values