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Title: IDLE: horizontal scrollbar
Type: enhancement Stage: resolved
Components: IDLE Versions: Python 3.9, Python 3.8
Status: closed Resolution: duplicate
Dependencies: Superseder: Idle Editor: Bottom Scroll Bar
View: 1207613
Assigned To: terry.reedy Nosy List: David E. Franco G., rhettinger, terry.reedy
Priority: normal Keywords:

Created on 2021-03-10 23:57 by David E. Franco G., last changed 2022-04-11 14:59 by admin. This issue is now closed.

File name Uploaded Description Edit
no scroll bar.PNG David E. Franco G., 2021-03-10 23:57 show the window of the IDLE editor 3.9.2
scroll bar notepd.PNG David E. Franco G., 2021-03-11 02:49 show the window of the notepad
Messages (4)
msg388469 - (view) Author: David E. Franco G. (David E. Franco G.) Date: 2021-03-10 23:57
I noticed that the horizontal scroll bar is missing, I think it was present in previous version, regardless it would be nice if its be present.

msg388474 - (view) Author: Raymond Hettinger (rhettinger) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-03-11 02:27
FWIW, I think IDLE is better-off without a horizontal scroll bar.

For teaching purposes, it's valuable to a screen that focuses on content and is devoid of clutter.
msg388475 - (view) Author: David E. Franco G. (David E. Franco G.) Date: 2021-03-11 02:49
How is that clutter?
Even the most basic text editor (window notepad) have it, and knowing that yours or whoever code you are looking at extend horizontally beyond the size of your current windows size is a relevant information.
msg388478 - (view) Author: Terry J. Reedy (terry.reedy) * (Python committer) Date: 2021-03-11 06:21
This has been debated for 15 years see #1207613.  The current patch, which only displays a scrollbar when needed, 'works', but in a way that is not visually acceptable.
Date User Action Args
2022-04-11 14:59:42adminsetgithub: 87633
2021-03-11 06:21:28terry.reedysetstatus: open -> closed
superseder: Idle Editor: Bottom Scroll Bar
messages: + msg388478

resolution: duplicate
stage: resolved
2021-03-11 02:49:58David E. Franco G.setfiles: + scroll bar notepd.PNG

messages: + msg388475
2021-03-11 02:27:09rhettingersetnosy: + rhettinger
messages: + msg388474
2021-03-10 23:57:39David E. Franco G.create