IDLE won't wrap lines of text

Rhodri James rhodri at
Mon Feb 21 01:31:18 CET 2011

On Sat, 19 Feb 2011 23:56:45 -0000, Richard D. Moores <rdmoores at>  

> Vista
> Python 3.1.3
> I can't figure out how to get IDLE to wrap text pasted in from, say, a
> newspaper article. Usually, a each paragraph will appear as one long
> unwrapped line, with no way to read the whole line, because no
> horizontal bar is created. I haven't found anything about this in
> either the options or the help.

I hate to ask, but why are you doing this?  IDLE isn't a general-purpose  
editor, it's a programming editor specifically for Python, and as such  
it's entirely appropriate for it to discourage overly long lines.

Rhodri James *-* Wildebeest Herder to the Masses

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