[Idle-dev] First line and cursor not visible when opening a file.

Simon Forman forman.simon at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 01:20:22 CEST 2011

On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 3:13 PM, Simon Forman <forman.simon at gmail.com> wrote:
> I apologize if this is old news. I searched the Python bug tracker and
> idle-dev list without finding any mention,
> I'm using IDLE 2.6.5 on Ubuntu 10.04.
> When I open a file that is longer than the edit window the first line
> (containing the cursor) is above the top of the edit window.  Put
> another way, the file opens with the second line at the top of the
> window rather than the first, giving the impression that the file
> starts at the second line, and that the cursor is absent.
> I figured I'd ask about it here before filing a bug.
> Can anyone shed any light on this behavior?
> Warm regards,
> ~Simon

I took a look in the code but I couldn't figure out where or why this
was happening. I managed to "fix" it by adding the following to the
end of the EditorWindow __init__ method:


Is this worth a bug report and patch?


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