Can't work on database when Publishing window open

Am I missing a trick here? If I have prepped a report and notice Something Odd, it would be nice to check that in the database while the image is in front of me. But I have to memorise my query (or do a screen snip) then close the report window. Do my check and perhaps a repair, and then redo the report with all the setup detail changes that I cannot change globally (like font and colour-scheme).

Thanks, Jonathan