Run PyCharm for the first time
When you run PyCharm for the first time, or after you have upgraded it from a previous version, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance and start working with the IDE.
How to run
Run PyCharm using the executable in the installation directory under bin or find it in the Start menu. You can also use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation.
Run the app in the Applications directory, from Launchpad or Spotlight.
Run PyCharm using the shell script in the installation directory under bin. You can also use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation.
For information about running PyCharm from the command line, see Command-line interface.
Import PyCharm settings
In the Complete Installation dialog, select whether you want to import the IDE settings:
If this is your first instance of PyCharm, choose the Do not import settings option.
Select the user interface theme
Select whether you want to use the default Darcula or Light theme.
Download and install additional plugins
If necessary, download and install additional plugins that are not bundled with the IDE from the PyCharm plugins repository.
Start a project in PyCharm
On the Welcome screen, you can do the following:
- Create a new project
- Open an existing project or file
- Check out an existing project from a version control system
Once you open PyCharm and create a project, you are ready to Create and run your first Python application.