Run PyCharm for the first time
When you run PyCharm for the first time, some steps are required to complete the installation, customize your instance, and start working with the IDE.
How to run
Find PyCharm in the Start menu or use the desktop shortcut, if it was created during installation. You can also run pycharm.bat in the installation directory under bin.
Run the PyCharm app in the Applications directory, from Launchpad, or from Spotlight.
Run the pycharm.sh 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.
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.