Python console changed formatting and I want to understand the difference

I inadvertently made a change to the setting in my pycharm project and now my python console appears differently. Now it is showing PyDev. It might have something to do with the fact that I am now using a virtual environment but I honestly have no idea.


I am just trying to understand what's happening and what's different.


Here is what looks like now:


And here is what it used to look like:




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Interesting observation!

The difference between the two is that one is using IPython and the other not.

What's not immediately obvious is that you need IPython installed in your venv too for it to work. I did not know this until you pointed out the difference in behaviour and it makes sense.

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Yes Michael!  Thank you for that.  I installed ipython into my virtual env and everything looks the same.


Thank you!  I can sleep easy now.


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