How do I change the behavior of the 'python-docs' action in IDLE?

Aahz aahz at
Wed Jun 3 17:58:45 CEST 2009

In article <16b92b10-95cf-49ed-868c-8f66c8160e31 at>,
samwyse  <samwyse at> wrote:
>I just installed Python 3.0.1 via the Windows 32-bit installer.
>Opening "Python Docs" takes me to,
>which doesn't exist.  Renaming python301.chm to python30.chm or
>python300.chm doesn't seem to help find that file.  HELP!

IIRC, there's a bug report on this and it's fixed for 3.1 -- please be
patient (you can look at if you want to check the
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