Complete frustration

norseman norseman at
Mon May 11 13:06:28 EDT 2009

hellcats wrote:
> I have Python2.5 installed on Windows XP. Whenever I double click on a
> something.pyw file, IDLE launches and opens something.pyw in the
> editor. I would prefer to actually *RUN* the program, not edit it. If
> I want to edit it then I'll choose the "Edit with IDLE" context menu.
> So I then have to press F5 to get the program to execute. Now I have
> my program's windows along with two IDLE windows cluttering my screen
> and task bar. WHAT IS GOING ON? I've tried changing the file
> association to python.exe, and that works, but just ONCE (even if I
> choose "always use the slected program to launch this kind of file").
> IDLE may be great and all, but I fricken' don't want to see it every
> time I just want to run a python program!!!!!
> --
I agree completely.  Check the Python-List archives. Look for a file 
that is dated July 8, 2008 (07/08/2008) that was sent by norseman.

It works for me.


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