PyCharm 2018.2 Help


File | Settings | Build, Execution, Deployment | Debugger for Windows and Linux
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Use this page to configure behavior of the Debugger and customize its view.

Common options



Focus application on breakpoint

If this checkbox is selected, on hitting a breakpoint, PyCharm will show the location of this breakpoint in the editor and will attempt to bring its frame to the front.

Show debug window on breakpoint

Is this checkbox is selected, PyCharm activates the Debug Tool Window on hitting a breakpoint.

Hide debug window on process termination

Automatically hide the Debug window when the debugged program terminates.

Scroll execution point to center

If this checkbox is selected, the line with the current execution point will be kept in the middle of the screen.

Remove breakpoint

Select how you want to remove breakpoints:
  • by clicking them with the left mouse button

  • by dragging them to the editor or clicking them with the middle mouse button

You can also choose whether you want a confirmation dialog to be displayed when you are about to remove a conditional or a logging breakpoint

Built-in server




Use this spin box to specify the port on which the built-in web server runs. By default this port is set to port 63342 through which PyCharm accepts connections from services. You can set the port number to any other value starting with 1024 and higher.

Can accept external connections

If this checkbox is selected, then the files on the built-in server running on the specified port are accessible from another computer.
If this checkbox is cleared (by default), then the debugger listens only to local connections.

Allow unsigned requests

For security reasons, any request to a page on the built-in server from outside PyCharm is by default rejected and the following authorization pop-up window is displayed:
To access the requested page, click Copy authorization URL to clipboard and paste the generated token in the address bar of the browser.

However this behaviour may be annoying, for example, it may block your debugging session if manual intervention is impossible. To suppress displaying the authorization pop-up window, select the Allow unsigned requests checkbox.

Last modified: 21 November 2018

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