[New-bugs-announce] [issue8829] IDLE editior not opening

Celia Horne report at bugs.python.org
Thu May 27 02:12:19 CEST 2010

New submission from Celia Horne <oneidiotinatree at gmail.com>:

Hey there!

I'm very new to Python, but I've been getting along fairly well. However, last night I tried to open the IDLE editor (on its own and with a .py file)but nothing would open. It just sat there acting like it was going to load, but still nothing occurred.

Originally I was using version 2.6.5, but I started experiencing these same problems with it. I looked online but could find no help or suggestions. I tried uninstalling/reinstalling, I made sure I am already set as the Admin, (as I am the only user on this computer, and there is only my account, not even a guest account) and I looked to see if there was a Windows Vista patch or Vista-only issue, but to no avail. At this point, I am completely lost and I really need some assistance.

I installed the newer version (3.1.2) and I'm still having the same issues. The CMD prompt works just fine, as it did with the older version, but nothing I do can bring up the IDLE editor.

Any help would be VERY appreciated, because I was really looking forward to using and learning python, but now I'm feeling very defeated.


components: IDLE, Windows
messages: 106589
nosy: Celia.Horne
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: IDLE editior not opening
type: performance
versions: Python 3.1

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