Thank you. I tried it from the command line and you are right. IDLE runs with the Shell menu.

1.Do you know why this is being done in Ubuntu? That is, why are they setting up the menu this way?

2. Is it a bug or a "feature?" Should be reported a an Ubuntu bug?

How do I edit the IDLE menu item?

Thanks again,


On Mon, 2009-06-01 at 22:09 +0000, Roger Serwy wrote:
Roger Serwy <> added the comment:

Running IDLE from the Applications menu under Ubuntu will not have the
Shell menu. If you bring up a terminal and enter "idle", you will have
the Shell menu.

IDLE, when selected from the Application menu, is being run with the
"-n" command line by default in Ubuntu. You can remove this option by
editing the menu item for IDLE.

nosy: +serwy

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