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File | Settings | Tools | Terminal for Windows and Linux
PyCharm | Preferences | Tools | Terminal for OS X

Use this dialog to specify settings for the embedded local terminal.


Before you start working with terminal, make sure that the Terminal plugin is enabled. The plugin is bundled with PyCharm and is activated by default. If the plugin is not activated, enable it on the Plugins page of the Settings / Preferences Dialog as described in Enabling and Disabling Plugins.

Shell pathSpecify the shell that will run by default.
Tab nameSpecify the default name of a new session tab. Note that a session tab can be renamed.
Close session when it endsIf this check box is selected, the current session ends automatically, when the corresponding process ends (for example, by kill ).
Audible bellIf this check box is selected, the console plays the bell sound on incoming escape sequence.
Mouse reportingIf this check box is selected, the embedded local terminal supports mouse pointer.
Copy to clipboard on selectionIf this check box is selected, the text selected in the Terminal, is automatically passed to the system clipboard.
Paste on middle mouse button clickIf this check box is selected, you can paste the clipboard contents by clicking the middle mouse button.
Override IDE shortcutsIf this check box is selected (this is the default setting), the Terminal tool window handles keyboard shortcuts differently from PyCharm.
If this check box is cleared, the PyCharm key bindings are used.
Shell integrationWhen this check box is selected, the terminal first loads a custom rc config file (located in the terminal folder under plugins of PyCharm distribution) which provides an additional set-up, and then the user's rc file.
Activate virtualenvFor the project interpreter being a virtual environment, with this check box selected, the virtual environment is automatically activated (activate is performed automatically).

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Last modified: 23 December 2016