How to Install Kivy on PyCharm?

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Kivy is an open-source Python library for rapid development of applications using innovative user interfaces such as multi-touch.

Problem Formulation: Given a PyCharm project. How to install the Kivy library in your project within a virtual environment or globally?

Here’s a solution that always works:

  • Open File > Settings > Project from the PyCharm menu.
  • Select your current project.
  • Click the Python Interpreter tab within your project tab.
  • Click the small + symbol to add a new library to the project.
  • Now type in the library to be installed, in your example Kivy, and click Install Package.
  • Wait for the installation to terminate and close all popup windows.

Here’s the installation process as a short animated video—it works analogously for Kivy, just type in “Kivy” in the search field instead:

This post shows how to correctly configure Kivy in your PyCharm environment.

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