Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Jan 25 03:02:51 EST 2005

"me" <m at> wrote:

> whenever i try and run my Python GUI, my computer thinks for a sec, then
> drops the process, without ever displaying the window. the command prompt
> window seems to work fine, but the IDLE GUI won't start.
> i'm running Windows 2K professional and python 2.4, so any advice help would
> be appreciated. i've already tried reinstalling and use a thread response,
> as the e-mail on this account is bogus.

have you tried tweaking your firewall settings?  idle uses socket communication
between its processes, and some firewalls may interfere with this.  see:

as a last resort, there's also a way to run idle in "single process" mode:


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