[New-bugs-announce] [issue43122] Python Launcher doesn't open a terminal window

Kevin report at bugs.python.org
Wed Feb 3 20:03:35 EST 2021

New submission from Kevin <kjw at oberlin.net>:

Machine: new MacBook Air with M1 chip, running Big Sur
Downloaded: Python versions 2.7, 3.8, and 3.9
Situation: Programs run just fine IF I run them out of a terminal window (/usr/local/bin/python name-of-python-program). Also programs that use Tkinter windows and don't require a terminal window for input or output run properly.
Problem: Can't launch programs by double-clicking on them. When I try, Python Launcher starts and displays its preferences and there is a microsecond flash of something on the screen that appears to descend into the program icon that was clicked on. 
Note: Playing with a shebang in the program made no difference. Everything works fine when the programs are opened and run in IDLE.

messages: 386473
nosy: kjw
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Python Launcher doesn't open a terminal window
type: behavior
versions: Python 3.8

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