MacPython 2.5 IDLE font size

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Mon Feb 9 15:30:29 CET 2009

I (Scott David Daniels) wrote:
> chohazel at wrote:
>> Is there a way to adjust the default font size in IDLE, in MacPython
>> 2.5? The default now is too tiny.
>> I have to use this version of MacPython. As far as I searched, I can't
>> find how I do this.
> If you can read what you have at all, try to go toHelp (on the top),
> then down in that menu to "Configure IDLE ..."
> There will be a possibly long delay.  Then on the tab in the produced
> window, You can set the Base Editor Font and Size.  I use Tahoma 14.
> Then go click "Ok".  If the display doesn't get better, you might have
> to exit from Idle and restart it.  If this doesn't work, get back to me
> and we can try something more drastic.

Although the OP seems no longer interested,  I'd now advise anyone
interested yo read the entire section on installing VPython (v5) on
OS/X.  It has a very clear set of things to do to get Python 2.5 and
IDLE working.  You can simply skip the steps for downloading and
installing VPython if you like.

As to why it is on rather than, VPython is used
in physics courses at a number of universities, and they teach their
classes (to people not necessarily programmers) using IDLE to interact
with and program their physics demos (3-D images that you can mouse
around to change your point of view).

--Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org

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