Complete frustration

Emile van Sebille emile at
Fri May 8 18:36:17 EDT 2009

On 5/8/2009 3:08 PM hellcats said...
> On May 8, 4:18 pm, Emile van Sebille <em... at> wrote:
>> This is a windows question -- you'll need to reassign the default
>> association of PYW files.  Look in explorer|tools|folder options.
>> Emile
> I know that. I've tried reassigning it from pythonw.exe to python.exe,
> and like I said, it will work for one invocation. But it seems to
> revert back the next time I double click. But also, what is wrong with
> it being pythonw.exe? Why does pythonw.exe open up IDLE?

When you right click your source file, do you have an 'open with' python 
option?  Does that do the right thing?  If so, you're fighting your 
windows installation which is where you'll need to address this problem.

You might try downloading and installing the activestate python 
distribution (assuming you're not already there).  That will likely set 
your windows registry appropriately.


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