[Tutor] Lost Color Lost Mind

Don Arnold darnold992000 at yahoo.com
Fri Sep 23 02:40:46 CEST 2005



--- Terry Kemmerer <wildcard2005 at comcast.net> wrote:

> Just learning Python....
> 
> Running:
> 
>         Python 2.4.1 (#2, Aug 25 2005, 18:20:57) 
>         [GCC 4.0.1 (4.0.1-2mdk for Mandriva Linux
> release 2006.0)] on
> linux2
> 
> Concerning: IDLE
> 
> I tried several fonts, and finally changed the font
> on IDLE to courier
> size 22 bold, so that it is easier for my old eyes
> to read, and while
> the shell window still has color depicting the
> structure, the program
> window is now displaying only in black. (I also
> forgot what font IDLE
> originally was set on. A mind is such a terrible
> thing to loose...) 
> 
> Question:  How do I get color back in my programming
> window???   (It's
> soooo pretty that way!)
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Terry

Until you save the program window to a file with a
'.py' extension, IDLE doesn't realize it's Python
source code so it doesn't do any syntax highlighting.

HTH, 
Don


	
		
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