IDLE problem :-(

Daniel Bickett dbickett at
Sat Dec 25 01:14:38 CET 2004

This is less of a bug and more of an inconvenience, on your part. It
happens because IDLE has a tailored shell allowing your cursor to
venture beyond the prompt, and across the text that the window
consists of (much like a loaded file in a text editor)

 Thus, the beginning of each line is not limited to the beginning of
the prompt, and 'home' sends you beyond it. The only 'work around', so
to speak, I can think to recommend is simply using a different shell
for your purposes, i.e. python.exe (on windows).

Daniel Bickett

On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 09:55:10 +1030, Ishwor <ishwor.gurung at> wrote:
> I don't know if this has been a problem with other people using IDLE
> but when i press the home key then the cursor jumps to the beginning
> of the line and not after the prompt. If google prints the right
> indentation then here how i want the IDLE prompt to work ->
>  |>>> |(r,b,g).__class__
>  ^      ^
>  ^      ^-----> want cursor here instead.
> cursor
> goes
> here
> Any work around??
> Thank you.
> --
> cheers,
> Ishwor Gurung
> --

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