PyCharm – Enabling Scroll Zoom

PyCharm Community 2019.1

Unlike many popular text/programming editors and IDE’s, PyCharm doesn’t by default let you change the font size by pressing Ctrl + Scrolling the mouse wheel.

To enable scroll-zoom in PyCharm:

  1. Go to File > Settings to open the Settings dialog
  2. In the Settings dialog, navigate to Editor > General
  3. Check the Change font size (Zoom) with Ctrl + Mouse Wheel option.


5 thoughts on “PyCharm – Enabling Scroll Zoom

    1. Hi Anna,
      You should be able to do it by adding keyboard shortcuts in:
      File > Settings > Keymap
      To the commands:
      “Decrease Font Size” / “Increase Font Size”
      * Right click the command and choose “Add Keyboard Shortcut”
      * It’s hard to find key combinations that are not already used by other commands

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