PyCharm Edu 2019.1 Help

Cutting, Copying and Pasting

PyCharm Edu provides a number of handy clipboard operations. You can copy, cut, and paste selected text, a path to a file, a reference to a symbol or a line of code. When pasting, you can optionally choose items from clipboard history and automatically apply formatting rules.

Cut selection

  • From the main menu, choose Edit | Cut.

  • Press Ctrl+X.

  • Click Cut Cut on the toolbar.

Copy selection

  • From the main menu, choose Edit | Copy.

  • Press Ctrl+C.

  • Click Copy Copy on the toolbar.

Paste the last clipboard entry at the current caret position

  • Press Ctrl+V.

  • From the main menu, choose Edit | Paste.

  • Click Paste Paste on the toolbar.

Alternatively to pasting with the selected formatting preference, you can insert the clipboard entry as a plain text.

Paste the last clipboard entry as plain text

  • Press Ctrl+Shift+Alt+V.

  • From the main menu, choose Edit | Paste Simple.

You can also access your clipboard history and quickly paste any of the recent items copied to the clipboard. PyCharm Edu starts recording copied items to its clipboard history as soon as you start it and clears the history when you close it. The number of clipboard history entries is customizable with the Maximum number of contents to keep in clipboard preference on the Editor | General page of PyCharm Edu settings (Ctrl+Alt+S). When the specified number is exceeded, the oldest entry is removed from the history.

Paste specific entry from the clipboard history

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+V or choose Edit | Paste from History from the main menu.

  2. In the Choose Content to Paste dialog, you can choose one of the recent clipboard entries and preview it.

  3. Click Paste or Pate without formatting to paste the desired entry in a corresponding way. Alternatively, press a mnemonic key displayed next to the desired entry to quickly insert it.

Last modified: 29 June 2019