PyCharm 4.0.0 Web Help

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Opening a file for editing
  1. Do one of the following:
    • Double-click the desired file in one of the Tool Windows.
    • Select the desired file in one of the Tool Windows and press F4F4F4F4F4F4F4F12 or Ctrl+Shift+ECommand Down or F4F4F3.
    • Select the desired file in the one of the Tool Windows and choose Jump to Source on the context menu.
    • Use the Navigate command for a Class, File, or Symbol.
    • Click the desired directory in the Navigation bar, and select file from the drop-down list: pc-navbar
  2. If the file type is registered, the file opens silently in PyCharm's editor.

    If the file type is registered under the category Files opened in associated applications, it will be opened in its associated application, rather than in the PyCharm editor. By default, PyCharm suggests a number of such file types, for example .doc, .chm, or .pdf.

    If the file type is unknown, PyCharm suggests you to choose whether you want to register a new file type, or open such file in its associated application. Specify your choice in the Register New File Type Association dialog box:

    py_RegisterFileType

    You can register the required file types on the File Types page of the Settings dialog.

The maximum size of files parsed by PyCharm is controlled by the idea.max.intellisense.filesize setting in idea.properties file, located in the bin directory of PyCharm installation. However, the larger file is, the slower its editor works and higher overall system memory requirements are.

Opening an external file

Do one of the following:

  • Choose File | Open on the main menu and select the desired file in the dialog box that opens.
  • Drag the required file from the Explorer (Windows), File Browser (Linux), or Finder (Mac OS) and drop it to the editor. The file will open for editing in a new tab.
Opening a directory
Reopening files
  • To open a recently opened file, choose View | Recent Files on the main menu or press Ctrl+ECtrl+ECtrl+ECtrl+ECtrl+ECtrl+EShift+F4Ctrl+ECommand ECommand ECommand E. Then select the desired file from the Recent Files pop-up window, that opens.

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  • To open a recently updated file, on the main menu, choose View | Recently Changed Files or press Ctrl+Shift+ECtrl+Shift+ECtrl+Shift+ECtrl+Shift+ECtrl+Shift+ECtrl+Shift+ECtrl+Shift+ECtrl+Shift+EShift Command EShift Command EShift Command E. Then select the desired file from the Recently Edited Files pop-up window, that opens.

    Tip

    Use Recent files limit text box in the Editor settings page to define the maximum number of recent files.

Opening files in separate PyCharm window

Do one of the following:

  • Drag and drop an editor tab outside of the current PyCharm window.
  • Press Shift+F4Shift+F4Shift+F4Shift+F4Shift+F4Shift+F4Shift+F4Shift+F4Shift F4Shift F4Shift F4 for a file selected in the Project tool window.
  • Shift+mouse double click on a file name in the Project tool window.

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