Keeping Serial Monitor Open While uploading or reseting

Is there a way to keep the serial monitor open while uploading or on reset. Or if not a way to automatically reopen connection after upload or reset?

Thanks Mike

It closes during reset? I never noticed that.

This is how recent versions of the Arduino IDE work. You must be using an old version. Install Arduino IDE 1.8.3 downloaded from:

Was just about to edit the post - that while it stays open it does not reconnect. I have to click on the serial monitor button again to get it to reconnect to the port.

What Arduino board are you using? A Leonardo or Micro will behave differently from an Uno or Mega.