Im creating an IDE for a programming language that a colleague wrote. How to make an output/console window like in the one on the image below? i tried using JSplitPane but when i resize the console/output window, the editor will resize as well. It is not my desired function. I also tried using GlassPane but it didnt work as well. The console/output window is on top of the editor, but i can still interact with the editor on the parts where the console/output window is not blocking. Please, shed some light on how to do this.