PythonWin Problem!

Christopher chris_mk at
Fri Jun 14 17:00:26 EDT 2002


>From the sound of it, I think Mark's analysis may be correct.  I ran
into the EXACT same problem a while back (which I was able to fix
using 'Move').  Incidently, I'm not sure what exactly happened to
cause my problem, all I can say is that the program was maximized when
I ran a script with a typo (it used a try..except: loop when I meant
try...except IndexError: and it locked up big-time).  When I started
it again, same as you, appeared in taskbar and tray but not on screen.
 I, however, was able to right-click, Maximize and that's how I
figured it was off the screen.  Good luck.


Mark Hammond <mhammond at> wrote in message news:<3D0973C5.60407 at>...
> Ethan wrote:
> > I have been using ActiveState's port of Python for a while. PythonWin
> > has been very helpful. Since a couple of days PythonWin developed a
> > problem. When I start it, it appears in the taskbar and tray but does
> > not appear on the screen.
> > 
> > My Win98 did recently develop a problem which prevents me from getting
> > the right click menu on the taskbar entries. This was secondary to
> > some registry cleaning I did. I am not sure if this is related to
> > Pythonwin problem but all others apps are working fine. I do get the
> > menu for the tray icon and the "Close Program" window does not say
> > "not responding"
> > 
> > I uninstalled Python - deleted the Python21 folder and reinstalled. It
> > did not help. Any suggestions? I really prefer PythonWin over IDLE.
> Pythonwin has probably somehow remembered it's screen location as off 
> the screen.
> Try deleting the "HKLM\Software\Python 2.1\Python for Win32" key from 
> the registry, and it should come back.
> Alternatively, from the task-bar select "Move", then use the arrow keys 
> to try and bring it back on screen (presumably with the "Left" and "Up" 
> keys)
> Mark.

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