Strange Problem with pythonw.exe

Terry Reedy tjreedy at
Mon Jun 11 03:30:24 CEST 2012

On 6/10/2012 7:39 PM, asa at wrote:

> Thank you for your help. I found the problem at some other place. The
> registry tweaks didn't solve it. But I found the hint to look up my
> .idlerc folder. So the problem was entirely IDLE related (yes, it
> worked before). But it wasnt PyQt'S problem, but the mapping of some
> keyboard command I made. I used the 'ü' key (german keyboard), which
> kept me from using IDLE for 4 days now... Deleting the
> %username%/.idlerc folder got the job done finally!

I believe there is a patch, either on the tracker or applied since 
3.2.3, to catch .idlerc problems and report to the user rather than quit.

Terry Jan Reedy

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