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Title: IDLE tooltips stopped working between 2.7.14 and 2.7.15 on MacOS
Type: behavior Stage: resolved
Components: IDLE, macOS Versions: Python 2.7
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Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: Tooltip not display with macOS 64-bit installer 3.6.5 but work with macOS 64-bit/32-bit installer
View: 33241
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: ned.deily, rhettinger, ronaldoussoren, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2018-05-05 07:16 by rhettinger, last changed 2018-05-05 12:03 by ned.deily. This issue is now closed.

Messages (2)
msg316198 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-05-05 07:16
When upgrading from 2.7.14 to 2.7.15 on MacOS, the tooltips have stopped showing up:

    >>> range(    
             ^--- formerly a tooltip box would pop-up at this point
msg316203 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2018-05-05 09:15
Tooltips still work fine on Windows and given Serhiy's edit, I presume the same is true on Linux.  As far as I remember and have recorded in NEWS.txt, IDLE on 2.7 is unchanged for over a year, since sometime before 2.7.13 was released.  It is too easy to break something and not notice.  The IDLE tests, such as they are for 2.7, run without error.

If you haven't, run IDLE from a terminal to see if any TclErrors or other exceptions get displayed.  The immediately relevant files in idlelib, if you want to play with with debug prints, are CallTips.py and CallTipWindow.py.
History
Date User Action Args
2018-05-05 12:03:06ned.deilysetstatus: open -> closed
superseder: Tooltip not display with macOS 64-bit installer 3.6.5 but work with macOS 64-bit/32-bit installer
resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2018-05-05 09:15:48terry.reedysetmessages: + msg316203
2018-05-05 07:36:14serhiy.storchakasettitle: IDLE tooltips stopped working between 2.7.14 and 2.7.15 -> IDLE tooltips stopped working between 2.7.14 and 2.7.15 on MacOS
2018-05-05 07:34:51serhiy.storchakasetnosy: + ronaldoussoren, ned.deily
components: + macOS
2018-05-05 07:16:18rhettingercreate