How to switch back to normal file path displays Follow
In several places PyCharm has switched from displaying file paths as 'path/to/file.py' to 'file.py path/to'. I hate this change and would love to restore the old display behavior if at all possible. One example of this change is doing a site-wide search (ctrl+shift+f).
I've added a couple screenshots of the change below. One is from PyCharm 2017 which shows the path as 'test_dir/second_test_dir/test.py', the other is from PyCharm 2020 which now displays the path as 'test.py test_dir/second_test_dir/'.
Is there any way to revert back to the old display?
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regrettably, there is no option to change the behavior. Could you please describe a use case? The path cannot be copied from there, I am wondering what makes it more preferable.
The main use case is that it's much easier for me to scan a bunch of project-wide search results and see where the different files live within the project. This is especially true for projects where many files share the same name (ie. a Django project with many apps). On the old display I would usually be looking at the right side of the files paths, but now my eyes have to constantly jump to both ends of the display for each line.
My question is, why change it? I love PyCharm overall, but the amount of UI/UX churn between updates can be really off-putting. I have enough to worry about at my day job and when one of my most used tools disrupts my workflow, even in fairly minor but consistent ways, it's annoying.
Hi, I think the best way for developers to notice this is to submit an issue to our tracker https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issues/py with "usability issue" type, and describe why this is an issue for you. Then other users can vote for it to increase visibility.