Option to Remove Interpreter in Status Bar


PyCharm 2018.3 added an interpreter selector in the status bar. Although I can see the usefulness of it, it's not for me. The problem is that I've been using PyCharm for years. So, when I want to switch branches in GIT, my muscle memory brings the pointer down to the lower-right of the screen where the GIT menu used to be and I wind up switching the interpreter instead.

Is there an option to turn this off or maybe even move it? If not, could it be entered as a feature request?



There is no option to disable or move it, unfortunately.

Please feel free to submit a feature request about it to our issue tracker using the link https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/PY 
I am wondering why would one use a mouse instead of keyboard shortcuts? E.g. Find Action or Search Everywhere are quite handy.


@troywhoffman have you opened a ticket? I have exact same issue. It really annoys me that I can't move it.

PyCharm is a great tool and I believe it makes sense to allow to customise the status bar.



Hi Baris

I couldn't find such request. Feel free to submit one, we'll mark them as duplicate if needed.


I entered a ticket: https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/PY-35349

Also, I know I can bring up the branches menu with a keyboard shortcut, but the project I'm working on has a large number of branches. It's faster to use the mouse when switching branches.


I switch git branches ALL THE TIME and I NEVER switch an interpreter. You might need to change an interpreter JUST ONE TIME – when you create a new project.

The interpreter switch occupies 50% of the space in the lower-right part of the window and makes it harder to switch git branches or to "scan" text in this part of the window. The branch switch was conveniently placed in the lower-right corner previously, but now it's hanging somewhere in the middle of the window.

So please allow us to move, hide or remove items in the status bar. We can drag tabs ("run", "terminal", "version control", etc), so allow us to do the same with the items in the status bar.


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