On 9/2/2015 1:21 AM, email@example.com wrote:
On Wed, Sep 2, 2015, at 00:31, Terry Reedy wrote:
The problem with Windows is that the standard is to put things in an invisible directory, which makes it difficult to tell people, especially non-experts, to edit a file in the directory.
I'm not sure you _should_ be telling non-experts to find a file to edit. Why doesn't your app provide a UI for it,
I added one, mostly written by Tal Einat, a year ago, but older versions of Idle have not disappeared (and the user config files are global to all versions, for a particular user). And there is not yet an installer for 3rd party extensions.
Plus, it's not really any harder to find than a "Hidden" directory beginning with a dot
Quit the contrary. Files beginning with a '.' are not hidden on Windows Explorer (or Command Prompt dir, for that matter). I do not know of any way to enable showing hidden files with Explorer. (If you know of one, tell me.) The secret to getting to one is to click the directory sequence bar to the right of the last entry to get a directory path string, click again to unselect it, then add the name. In this particular case, enter 'AppData/Roaming' or '%APPDATA%'. It is intentionally difficult for user to access these files.