PyCharm 2018.2 Help

Insert, Delete and Navigation Keys

This section describes default mappings for the Insert, Delete and the navigation keys.

Shortcut

Function

Use this shortcut to...

Delete

Delete

Depending on the context:
  • In the editor: delete selected symbol/block.

  • In the Find tool window: exclude items from the search results.

  • In the Version Control tool window: delete an item from a changelist.

  • In other views: remove the selected item or items.

Down

Move down

Move the caret one line down.

End

Move to Line End

Move the caret to the end of line.

Home

Move to Line Start

Move the caret to the beginning of line.

Insert

Toggle Insert/Overwrite

Toggle Insert/Overwrite modes in the editor. The shape of the cursor changes according to the current mode.

Left

Move left

Move the caret one character to the left.

Page Down

Page down

Move the caret one page up.

Page Up

Page up

Move the caret one page up.

Right

Move right

Move the caret one character to the right.

Tab

In the editor:
  • With any selection: indent selected line(s).

  • Without any selection: insert a tab symbol (or corresponding number of space.characters).

In a lookup list:

  • No code after the caret in the editor: select an item (like Enter)

  • Some code after the caret in the editor: select an item and replace the code after the caret with it.

Up

Move up

Move the caret one line up.

Last modified: 24 September 2018

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