IDLE lost from Windows menu !

Uncle Ben ben at greenba.com
Thu Apr 28 22:21:19 CEST 2011


On Apr 28, 3:29 pm, MRAB <pyt... at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> On 28/04/2011 20:11, Uncle Ben wrote:
>
>
>
> > 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.)
>
> Probably the simplest solution would be to install the appropriate
> version of Python again.- Hide quoted text -
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> - Show quoted text -

Tried that.  No change.  Strange things are happening!



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