As you work in the editor, PyCharm analyzes your code, searches for ways to optimize it, and detects potential and actual problems.
As soon as the IDE finds a way to alter your code, it displays a yellow bulb icon in the editor next to the current line. By clicking this icon, you can view intention actions available for this unit of code. Intention actions cover a wide range of situations from warnings to optimization suggestions. You can view the full list of intentions and customize them in the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S.
A red bulb with an exclamation mark indicates that PyCharm has detected a problem, and prompts you to select an associated fix — a quick-fix. Quick-fixes and intention actions together are called context actions.
Apply intention actions
Click the bulb icon (or press Alt+Enter) to open the list of suggestions and select an action from the list.
For some intention actions, you can open a preview by pressing Ctrl+Shift+I ().
For example, PyCharm provides an intention that converts
printf-style formatting to f-string literals.
Press Enter to apply the selected intention.
The way f-string literals appear in the Editor depends on the corresponding Color Scheme settings. In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, navigate to , select in the list of components, and modify the available settings if needed.
View all intention actions
You can view the full list of available intention actions, and disable actions that you do not need:
In the Settings/Preferences dialog Ctrl+Alt+S, go to .
For each intention action, you can see a description and an example. To disable an intention, clear the checkbox next to it.
Apply the changes and close the dialog.
Disable intention actions on the fly
Click the light bulb icon (or press Alt+Enter) to open the list of suggestions.
Select the action you want to disable, and click the right arrow.