Can't re-install Python. It worked fine first time, then I stupidly set IDLE window size to 0 width and 0 height. Then IDLE wouldn't start. Then I downloaded Python 2.6.8 and unzipped it. This created a Python-2.6.8 folder, but pressing Start and typing IDLE I can't find the IDLE program. What to do?
MIT 6.189 A Gentle Introduction to Programming Using Python (OCW)
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what OS are you using? if its windows:
go start--> control panel--> disinstall a program find it ,uninstall the old version.
after that you might need to restart.do it and then install the new one.
I agree with Microbot
If you've set your window size to 0x0, IDLE is probably running fine, you just can't see it. Check TaskManager, or do a ps command and look for IDLE after you launch it, it's probably there.
Reinstalling probably won't help. Your invisible window is a user preference, saved (probably) in a (possibly hidden) preference file in your home directory/profile. If you're not sure about a file that you find, drag it to your desktop and try launching IDLE before you delete it.
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Problem solved! By editing the file C:\Users\[my user name]\.idlerc\config-main.cfg
Thank you rsmith6559! I started my detective work by googling "Python IDLE configuration file" and finally got to the above file. Once I set the "height" and "width" variables in this file to non-zero non-blank numbers, IDLE again worked like a charm.
And thank you MicroBot and bookworm00981 (But I tried uninstalling then reinstalling, but it didn't work)