Make files stand out with colors

Have you ever created several websites in a single Django project? Then you might have opened more than one,, files in the editor. How to tell one from another and understand which website they belong to?

PyCharm helps you make files with similar names stand out at a glance: press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the Settings dialog, and choose File Colors.

First, let’s break our application into smaller chunks – scopes. Click Manage Scopes button, and create a scope for each directory:

Next, associate each scope with its own color:

Now you will never get lost among the files of your application:


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3 Responses to Make files stand out with colors

  1. calyx says:

    I’m always impressed by the level of innovation JetBrains put into their products.

  2. Sorin says:

    Where s the “add color label” option? I’m using the beta2 and I cannot find this option at all.

  3. mio says:

    Local colors – Add (or Shared colors – Add, if you want to have your settings shared amonth your team)

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