Part 1. Find by name, recent usages, and searching everywhere
Navigate to file/class/symbol
Navigate to file
Navigate to class
Navigate to symbol
Next, let's jump to a certain member of a class. Press Ctrl+Alt+Shift+N, and type
* is a mask for any amount of any characters.)
From the suggestion list, select
Carnivorae and press Enter. The file Carnivorae.py opens at the method declaration:
Most of the time, you switch between a handful of files you are actively working on. The other files are less necessary. PyCharm has the features making this workflow very convenient.
Suppose you are editing a function, and at the same time you’re writing a test for this function - it means that you are switching back and forth.
This is where navigating to recent files comes to help: press Ctrl+E. Note that the most recent file is listed first and selected by default - you just need to press Enter.
Speed search is available in the recent files popup. Just start typing what you are looking for, and you'll see the result that matches the search string:
Note that you can also jump to a tool window (for example, open a new terminal session).
What if you are interested in the recently edited (not just visited) files? Press Shift twice, then switch to Actions, and type: "Recent Changed Files". Note that speed search and navigation to the tool windows are also available.
PyCharm gives you the chance to find anything anywhere, and jump directly to the search result. Thus you can find the same classes, files and symbols, actions and settings. To do that, just double-press Shift, or click the magnifier glass icon in the right-hand corner of the PyCharm window, and here you are:
Jumping to a line
And finally, let's open a file for editing F4. Let it be Mammalia.py. Then, press Ctrl+G:
You'll find yourself at the specified line, and the specified column:
This brief tutorial is over. You've mastered the following features:
Let's proceed with Part 2 and see how to jump to a declaration and implementation. Besides that, you see how to create a test, or navigate to an already created one.