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File Colors

File | Settings | Appearance and Behavior | File Colors for Windows and Linux
PyCharm | Preferences | Appearance and Behavior | File Colors for macOS
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Use this page to set different background colors for distinguishing between project files, folders, and packages of specific scopes. The settings apply to the following UI elements:

file colors

Common Options

Item

Description

Enable File Colors

Select this checkbox to apply background color settings to navigation lists.

Use in Editor Tabs

Select this checkbox to apply background color settings to the headers of editor tabs.

Use in Project View

Select this checkbox to apply background color settings to the Project view.

Manage Scopes

Click this button to open the Scopes dialog in which you can define custom scopes for various actions.

Local Colors

In this area, configure the color-scope associations to be applied locally.

Once defined, a color-scope association cannot be changed. To re-assign a color to a scope, remove the existing association and define a new one.

Item

Tooltip

Description

Scope

This read-only field shows the scope to apply the color setting to.

Color

This read-only field shows the color to be applied to the corresponding scope.

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Add

Click this button to open the Add Color Label dialog in which you can configure a new color-scope association.

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Remove

Click this button to remove the selected color-scope association.

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Move up or Move down

Use these buttons to resort the color-scope associations and thus determine the order in which they are applied.

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Share

Click this button to have the selected scope-color association shared among the members of the team.

The selected association will be accordingly moved to the list in the Shared Colors area.

Shared Colors

Use the controls in this area to configure the color-scope associations to be shared among all the members of the team.

Once defined, a color-scope association cannot be changed. To re-assign a color to a scope, remove the existing association and define a new one.

Item

Tooltip

Description

Scope

This read-only field shows the scope to apply the color setting to.

Color

This read-only field shows the color to be applied to the corresponding scope.

icons general add svg

Add

Click this button to open the Add Color Label dialog in which you can configure a new color-scope association.

icons general remove svg

Remove

Click this button to remove the selected color-scope association.

icons actions previousOccurence svg or icons actions nextOccurence svg

Move up or Move down

Use these buttons to resort the color-scope associations and thus determine the order in which they are applied.

iconUnshareColorScopeAssociation

Unshare

Click this button to have the selected scope-color association applied only locally.

The selected association will be accordingly moved to the list in the Local Colors area.

Last modified: 12 October 2018

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