Feature request: PyCharm Tool/External Tools keyboard shortcut



When I want to reach Tools/External Tools/mytool from the menu,

I press Alt-t to open tools, and have to press down several times to reach External tools.

can you make the "x" in External Tools underlined, so I can

select Alt-t x

to get there faster?

For the list of installed external tools, PyCharm should just add an underlined letter for each tool, too.

So that if I use the formatter "Black" but want to keep the pycharm formatter,
I could reach that by pressing

Alt-t x b

This would save a lot of time








To run external tool with shortcut you could record macro, assign a shortcut to it and then use it. Please see https://www.jetbrains.com/help/pycharm/using-macros-in-the-editor.html


Thanks, I know that and have done that before, but most of the keys are taken and then you need to remember them all and they are not the same across different installations.

Via the toolbar it's easy to reach and visible. And making the "x" keyboard selectable shouldn't hurt anything else.

For now I've settled for Ctrl´+Shift+A to open the actions window, where Black usually sits at the top...


Hm, maybe customising menu could help? https://www.jetbrains.com/help/pycharm/configuring-menus-and-toolbars.html

You can change the order and set External tools to be the first option in the list.

If it still isn't suitable, please feel free to submit a feature request about it to our issue tracker using the link https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/PY and let us know if you need any help.


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