IDLE lost from Windows menu !

Uncle Ben ben at greenba.com
Thu Apr 28 21:11:10 CEST 2011


On Apr 28, 12:28 pm, Uncle Ben <b... at greenba.com> wrote:
> I have lost the convenient feature that to edit a .py file I could
> right-click on the file name and reach the menu item "Edit with IDLE".
>
> The workaround is not hard, but it wouild be nice to get this feature
> back.
>
> It happened when I was mungeing around and downloaded Python 2.3.3 in
> addition to Python 2.7.1, and got into trouble until I discovered
> that I was involuntarily RUNNING the older version.  So I cleaned it
> out, but still I have this aftermath.
>
> Is there a Windows guru out there who can tell be how to add to the
> right-click menu clicking on myfile.py?
>
> Uncle Ben

It was suggested to me privately that I search for
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell,
right_click on "shell",
create a new key called "EDIT with IDLE"
and another called "command python.exe %1"

Problem:
  Searching on the HKEY group as above yields no "shell".

Did I not do it right, or is there another way?

(I would think that that command would execute my file, not edit it.
But maybe I will be surprised.)

(I am running Windows 7, 64-bit.)

Uncle Ben



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