PyCharm 5.0 Help

Getting Help

There are a lot of ways to obtain information about PyCharm and its features, report issues and get support.

In this section:

Overview

Use the Help menu commands:

py_help_menu

Menu commands

Menu itemKeyboard shortcutDescription
Find ActionCtrl+Shift+AChoose this command to invoke an action by name. Use this command to
Help TopicsChoose this command to show the help topics.

Refer to the section Using Help Topics.

Tip of the DayChoose this command to show an arbitrary tip.

Refer to the section Using Tips of the Day.

Productivity GuideChoose this command to show productivity guide.
Submit FeedbackChoose this command to report your overall impression of PyCharm to the support service.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback.

Show Log in Explorer/FinderChoose this command to find PyCharm's log.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback for details.

Edit Custom PropertiesChoose this command to open the custom file idea.properties, located under the user home. If this file does not exist, PyCharm suggests to create it. Refer to the section Tuning PyCharm for details.
Edit Custom VM Options Choose this command to open the custom file *.vmoptions, located under the user home. If this file does not exist, PyCharm suggests to create it. Refer to the section Tuning PyCharm for details.
Configure Debug Log SettingsChoose this command to change logging level for a category. Choosing this command leads to opening the Custom Debug Log Configuration dialog box, where you have to type the log categories names, separated with new lines.

Refer to the section Reporting Issues and Sharing Your Feedback.

Default Keymap ReferenceChoose this command to open the default keymap in PDF format.

Refer to the section Keymap Referencefor details.

Developer CommunityChoose this command to open the PyCharm community page.
JetBrains TVChoose this command to open JetBrains TV page.
RegisterChoose this command to register PyCharm.
Check for UpdateChoose this command to obtain information about the current version, and the availability of newer versions of PyCharm. Refer to Updates page.
AboutChoose this command to obtain information about the current version of PyCharm, current build, etc. Press Escape to close the pop-up window.

See Also

Last modified: 10 December 2015