My code won't work if I double click the saved file

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Thu Jul 30 10:49:05 CEST 2015

On 30/07/2015 03:06, Cameron Simpson wrote:
> On 29Jul2015 00:20, john <johnreysecoya at> wrote:
>> I have windows 8 running on my computer and I think I downloaded
>> python 2 and 3 simultaneously or I think my computer has built in
>> python 2 and I downloaded python 3. And now when I ran my code in
>> IDLE, the code works fine but when I save my program and double click
>> the save file, it will run but it doesn't worked like it used to work
>> in IDLE.
>> Can someone explain the possible problem I'm currently facing?
>> I just want my program to run perfectly in both IDLE and when I double
>> click the saved file.
>> I posted my question in stackoverflow but I didn't find an answer.
> This sounds like what is known as a "file association" issue. Your
> computer's desktop is perhaps associating .py files with the python2
> executable. I do not use Windows, but I believe you can adjust these
> associations.

With the advent of the Python Launcher for Windows things have changed. 
Here's my setup.

C:\Users\Mark\Documents\MyPython>assoc .py

C:\Users\Mark\Documents\MyPython>ftype Python.File
Python.File="C:\Windows\py.exe" "%L" %*

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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