[New-bugs-announce] [issue9262] IDLE: Use ttk.Notebook for tabbed windows

Terry J. Reedy report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jul 14 19:31:49 CEST 2010

New submission from Terry J. Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu>:

The addition of tabbed windows to web browsers was a great advance that is now standard. For Windows, it eliminated the crowding of the taskbar. I suspect it made switching easier on all systems.

The addition of the same to IDLE would have similar benefits. I often have a shell and two edit windows open.

This would require, I believe, the use of ttk.Notebook, which requires tcl/tk 8.5+ or the Tile extension. Can this be made a requirement for IDLE in 3.2? Windows has 8.5 now. *nix users can add Tile if they have 8.4. I do not know the situation for Mac.

components: IDLE
messages: 110301
nosy: tjreedy
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: IDLE: Use ttk.Notebook for tabbed windows
type: feature request
versions: Python 3.2

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