- Launch PyCharm after installation. On top of the Welcome Screen, the Initial Configuration dialog box appears.
- Select the desired keyboard shortcuts scheme from the drop-down list. Note that you can later fine-tune keyboard shortcuts to match your preferences.
- Select the desired color scheme from the drop-down list. Use the Preview button to appreciate the appearance of the selected color scheme. Later you can configure the color scheme as required.
You can immediately preview the selected scheme in action in the color preview pane:
- To be able to open files and projects when PyCharm is not running, or in the already running instance, do one of the following, depending on your platform:
For the Linux and MacOS users, PyCharm suggests the ability to use
command line to open projects and separate files, by specifying the directory or file name.
Select the Enable command line tool check box, and then specify the name the command-line launcher script to be created.
Alternatively, useon the main menu.
- For Windows users, just complete the dialog. You don't need to specify a command line tool. Later, for opening a file or project from command line, it will be enough to launch the *.exe file with the project or file name as a command line argument.
- 2.0+ For the Linux and MacOS users, PyCharm suggests the ability to use command line to open projects and separate files, by specifying the directory or file name.