Idle no longer works
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Aug 12 03:59:22 CEST 2012
On 8/11/2012 7:09 PM, Opap-OJ wrote:
> I can no longer open the Idle IDE for Python on Windows 7.
> For 3-5 years I used Idle for all my python work. But in January
> this happens:
> When I right click on a python file and choose "open with Idle"
> nothing happens.
> If I double-click on the file itself, it briefly opens an MS-DOS
> looking window, then closes it immediately.
That should run the file and discard the output. Above is typical
> Any idea why?
*Something* very specific to your system changed. Either registry
associations for .py are screwed, or your Python installation is
damaged. Easiest fix is to uninstall and re-install Python. But download
a more recent version first. Uninstall might not be needed, but makes
process more like to work.
In the regular interactive command prompt interpreter
should start idle.
Terry Jan Reedy
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