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Use this page to define console options for the Python console.

Console common options



Always show debug console

If this checkbox is selected, the debug console will be shown by default in the Debug view.

Use IPython if available

When the checkbox is selected (by default): If IPython is installed, then IPython console will be launched.

If the checkbox is not selected, then, even with the installed IPython, a Python console will be launched.

Show console variables by default

This checkbox is selected by default to show variables in a console. Deselect it if you do not need to preview variables while working in console.

Use existing console for "Run with Python console"

If you work in a console and don't want to open a separate Python console when running your Python script, select this checkbox. Your script will be launched in the currently opened console. By default, this option is disabled.

Command queue for Python Console

Select this checkbox to be able to manage the command execution queue in the Python Console.

Code completion

Use this drop-down list to select the type of code completion available in the Python console and the Debug Console.

Runtime code completion can provide more suggestions by executing functions and methods as you type in the console. To prevent the side effects, use static code completion.

By default, Static is selected.

Last modified: 12 March 2024