[Idle-dev] Rework when IDLE opens editor and/or shell windows
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Jul 25 04:30:57 CEST 2010
On 7/21/2010 10:58 AM, Kevin Walzer wrote:
> I'm also not sure how IDLE works on Windows in this regard. Comments?
WinXP, Py3.1, Start Menu/Programs/Python3.1/ shortcuts
The IDLE and Interpreter shortcuts are not 'normal'. On the Shortcut tab
of the Properties dialog, the Target location: field is blank and the
Target: field is a grayed-out, uneditable and useless 'Python 3.1.2'.
And this is as admin user.
By comparison, a Windows Media Player shortcut says T location: Windows
Media Player (read-only, should be called Target name:). Target: has
"C:path/to/WMP/wmplayer.exe" /prefetch 1 in an editable box. So whatever
/prefetch 1 means, I could change it.
The Python shortcuts seems possibly buggy to me, but the point is that
command line args are currently useless without informing users how to
create a proper, editable shortcut where one could use them.
I do not care at the moment because I always want a shell window and can
easily open a edit window. The only reason not to open a shell that I
can see is if one is editing non-Python files.
Terry Jan Reedy
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