Title: Idle Crash with the ^ button
Type: crash Stage: resolved
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.4
Status: closed Resolution: out of date
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: ned.deily, pancakesnutella
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2014-03-24 21:11 by pancakesnutella, last changed 2014-03-24 22:39 by pancakesnutella. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit pancakesnutella, 2014-03-24 21:10 Problem Report
Messages (3)
msg214726 - (view) Author: Pierre K (pancakesnutella) Date: 2014-03-24 21:10
Idle crashes systematically when holding the ^button, which is regularly used in French. Very very annoying.
msg214743 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2014-03-24 21:52
From the crash report provided, you are using the buggy Apple-supplied system Tcl/Tk 8.5 in OS X 10.7.  You should have seen a warning message about this when starting IDLE.  There are also warnings in the installer README and the download pages.  Please download and install an up-to-date version of Tcl/Tk 8.5.15, for example, from ActiveState (  More information is available here:
msg214753 - (view) Author: Pierre K (pancakesnutella) Date: 2014-03-24 22:39
Thanks Ned for the advice & the links, indeed, there is a warning. The Tcl/Tk 8.5.15 version works like a charm!
Date User Action Args
2014-03-24 22:39:04pancakesnutellasetstatus: pending -> closed

messages: + msg214753
2014-03-24 21:53:00ned.deilysetstatus: open -> pending

nosy: + ned.deily
messages: + msg214743

resolution: out of date
stage: resolved
2014-03-24 21:11:07pancakesnutellacreate