[New-bugs-announce] [issue11413] Idle doesn't start

Chris report at bugs.python.org
Sun Mar 6 12:05:49 CET 2011

New submission from Chris <ceonnbobst at yahoo.com>:

Hi, I just installed Python 3.1.1 via link in the book Python Programming for the absolute beginner third edition. But Idle won't start. When I try to open Idle the Windows "hourglass" just flash briefly but nothing happens after that. No error messages.

My operating system is XP Professional Version 2002 Service Pack 3.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled several times but nothing changes. I select "Install for All Users" during the installation.

I have also tried installing instead the 3.2 version from the python.org website but the same issue arises - idle doesn't launch. 

Does anyone know what the problem is? Really want to get going with the program!

components: IDLE
messages: 130165
nosy: Chris
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Idle doesn't start
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.1

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