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Increasing productivity

To increase productivity of PyCharm, you can change settings that reside in the following locations (depending on your operating system):

  • On Windows systems:
    <PyCharm installation folder>/bin/pycharm.exe.vmoptions
                    
    or
    <PyCharm installation folder>/bin/pycharm64.exe.vmoptions
                    
  • On *NIX systems:
    <PyCharm installation folder>/bin/pycharm.vmoptions
                    
    or
    <PyCharm installation folder>/bin/pycharm64.vmoptions
                    
  • On Mac OS:

    The file /Applications/PyCharm.app/bin/idea.vmoptions should be copied to

    ~/Library/Preferences/PyCharmXX/idea.vmoptions

Example. increasing heap size

For example, to increase PyCharm heap size, you should copy the original .vmoptions file from /Applications/PyCharm.app/bin/idea.vmoptions to ~/Library/Preferences/PyCharmXX/idea.vmoptions, then modify the -Xmx setting.

For the older versions, the settings are stored in:

                    /Applications/PyCharm.app/Contents/Info.plist
                

Managing case of unicode literals

2.7+

PyCharm allows defining whether non-ascii characters should use literals like '\u00AB' or '\00ab'.

This behavior is controlled by the system property idea.native2ascii.lowercase. By default, upper case characters are used.

If it is desirable to use lower case characters, do the following (depending on your platform)

  • On Windows and *NIX: add the line
        idea.native2ascii.lowercase=true
    

    to the bin/pycharm.properties file, located under the product installation.

  • On Mac OS:

    Copy the file /Applications/PyCharm.app/bin/pycharm.properties to ~/Library/Preferences/PyCharmXX/, open it for editing, and add the line

        idea.native2ascii.lowercase=true
    

    It is essential to create a copy, since the settings are replaced rather than added.

    For the older versions of PyCharm, open for editing the file /Applications/PyCharm.app/Contents/Info.plist, and add the following code:

        <key>idea.native2ascii.lowercase</key>
        <string>true</string>
    
    

    to the section <key>Properties</key> <dict> ... <dict>

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