PyCharm 2018.2 Help

Status Bar

PyCharm Status Bar indicates the current IDE state and lets you carry out certain environment maintenance tasks.


Status Bar icons



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Click to toggle showing or hiding tool window bars. Also double press and hold (for macOS) or Alt (for Windows or *NIX) to show hidden tool window bars. Refer to the procedure description.


This section of the Status bar shows description of a command, currently selected on the main menu, context menu, or a toolbar.


Click this icon to invoke the Background Tasks manager. Visibility of this icon in the Status bar depends on a launched background task.


The first two numbers denote the current caret position in the editor(line and column).

If a selection is made in the editor, PyCharm shows the length of the current selection after slash.

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This Lock icon indicates the read-only or writable attribute of the current file in the editor. To toggle the file attribute, click the Lock icon or use the File | Make File Writable/Read-only command on the main menu.


View and change line endings of the current file in the editor.


View and change encoding of the current file in the editor.


Click this icon to navigate to the pending source control changelists in the Incoming tab of the Version Control tool window.

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Hovering your mouse pointer over the icon shows the current code inspection profile at the tooltip.

Clicking the Hector icon results in showing a dialog box with the following functions:

  • Highlighting level. Use the slider to change highlighting level for the current file, or configure inspection profile.

    Depending on the highlighting level selected by the slider, Hector keeps an eye on the code icons ide hectorOn (Inspection level), turns half face icons ide hectorSyntax (Syntax), or averts his face from the code icons ide hectorOff (None).

  • Power Save Mode. Select this checkbox to minimize power consumption of your computer on account of eliminating the background operations. To indicate that the mode is on, Hector fades icons ide hectorNo.

    When Power Save Mode is on, PyCharm reduces its functionality to the one of a text editor, by not executing expensive background activities that drain laptop battery. These activities include error highlighting and on-the-fly inspections, autopopup code completion.

    In the files with Django or any other template language support, it is possible to separately configure highlighting for the entire file (for example, HTML), and for a template language (for example, when the user want to see all the warnings in a template, but doesn't want to see them in JS).

    You can also toggle Power Save Mode through the File | Power Save Mode command on the main menu.

  • Import popup. Use this checkbox to enable or disable auto-import for the current file. You can turn auto-import off for the whole product in the Auto Import page of the Settings/Preferences dialog.

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Indicates that there are unattended notifications. Click this icon to see the notification descriptions in the Event Log tool window.
Alternatively, when the icon is empty, there are no new notifications.

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This blinking icon indicates that internal IDE errors have occurred. Click to view the error descriptions and submit reports.

uiStatusHeapShows the current heap level and memory usage. Visibility of this section in the Status bar is defined by the Show memory indicator check box in the Appearance page of the Settings/Preferences dialog. It is not shown by default.

Click the memory indicator to run the garbage collector.


Shows logged in to or logged out from IntelliJ Configuration Server Server status. Click to show the IntelliJ Configuration Server Settings dialog box.

This is only available upon installing the IntelliJ Configuration Server plugin.

login to stepik

Click this button to see the invitation to log in to Stepik. After logging in, the icon changes to log out stepik. See PyCharm Educational Tools. This button is available for the PyCharm Educational Edition or when the EduTools plugin is installed and enabled.

log out stepik

Click this button to see your login name and an invitation to log out. See PyCharm Educational Tools. This button is available for the PyCharm Educational Edition or when the EduTools plugin is installed and enabled.

Last modified: 21 November 2018

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