Problem w/ IDLE on Win2000
abcdebl2nonspammy at verizon.net
Wed Aug 6 07:17:19 CEST 2003
Thomas Rivas wrote:
> Unable to launch IDLE(fork?) from the new Py 2.3. Anybody else have this
> problem. Solutions?
> Tom Rivas
I think I have the same problem. When the Win2000 Start menu, 'IDLE'
icon is clicked, the hourglass-wait icon goes on for a second and then
disappears. I can see a new process startup 'pythonw.exe', but nothing
appears on the screen.
I believe the problem is the same one previously discussed with respect
to Windows XP. IDLE can not be in a path where any of the directory
names have a space. Unfortunately, 'program files' has a space in it.
I found that I can start idle up by going directly to the idle
executable which on my pc is under:
Creating a shortcut to IDLE and then placing it on my desktop seems to
work just fine for starting it up.
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