[Tutor] problem resulting from installing 3.0

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Sat Sep 1 02:25:58 CEST 2007


Dick Moores wrote:
> XP, Python 2.5.1
> 
> I installed 3.0 alpha out of curiosity in a separate folder from 
> 2.5.1. Then I found that both 2.5.1's IDLE and my main Python editor 
> Ulipad would no longer open. My first idea was that the installation 
> of 3.0 somehow changed my path. But it didn't. After uninstalling 
> 3.0, and fiddling with the path and PYTHONPATH, IDLE and Ulipad now 
> open, but the console opens first. The files executed are idle.pyw 
> and ulipad.pyw. How can I get back to where I was before, without 
> that annoying console opening?

A guess - check the file association for .pyw files. Make sure they are 
associated with pythonw, not python.

Kent


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