PyCharm 2016.2 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 its name.
Keymap ReferenceChoose this command to see the PyCharm shortcuts map in PDF format.
Demos and ScreencastsChoose this command to see the PyCharm demo videos and screencasts on YouTube .
HelpChoose this command to visit PyCharm online 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.

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.

Developer CommunityChoose this command to open the PyCharm community page.
Register...Choose this command to register PyCharm.
Check for Updates...Choose this command to obtain information about the current version, and the availability of newer versions of PyCharm. Refer to Updates page.

This command in available on Windows/Linux. On Mac OS it appears on the PyCharm menu.

AboutChoose this command to obtain information about the current version of PyCharm, current build, etc. Press Escape to close the pop-up window.

This command in available on Windows/Linux. On Mac OS it appears on the PyCharm menu.

See Also

Last modified: 29 August 2016