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Title: Keyboard Shortcuts Consistently Cause Crashes
Type: crash Stage: resolved
Components: macOS Versions: Python 3.4
Status: closed Resolution: third party
Dependencies: Superseder:
Assigned To: Nosy List: Harrison Chudleigh, ned.deily, ronaldoussoren
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2016-06-03 02:44 by Harrison Chudleigh, last changed 2022-04-11 14:58 by admin. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg267026 - (view) Author: Harrison Chudleigh (Harrison Chudleigh) Date: 2016-06-03 02:44
When trying to add keys to my program, I noticed that using the shortcuts Alt-e, Alt-i, Alt-n and Alt-u caused IDLE to consistently crash. No odd behavior was observed with the corresponding capital letters.
msg267044 - (view) Author: Ned Deily (ned.deily) * (Python committer) Date: 2016-06-03 05:34
You are almost certainly seeing a crash due to a critical bug in the Apple-supplied version of Tk 8.5 on OS X systems up through at least OS X 10.11.  See here for more information:

The solution is to use a Python that links with a more, up-to-date third-party version of Tcl and Tk, such as Pythons from OS X installers and current versions of ActiveTcl from ActiveState:
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:58:31adminsetgithub: 71379
2016-06-07 04:46:02abarrylinkissue27246 superseder
2016-06-03 05:34:05ned.deilysetsuperseder: Tkinter Unresponsive With Special Keys ->
resolution: duplicate -> third party
messages: + msg267044
2016-06-03 02:52:53abarrysetstatus: open -> closed
superseder: Tkinter Unresponsive With Special Keys
resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2016-06-03 02:44:43Harrison Chudleighcreate