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Author steve.dower
Recipients Maja Tomic, eryksun, kbk, paul.moore, roger.serwy, steve.dower, terry.reedy, tim.golden, zach.ware
Date 2015-10-23.20:41:42
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Unfortunately it looks like MSI won't let you put an environment variable into the shortcut, as it has to resolve it on install (see WkDir at

Trying some other ideas, but it looks like the most robust solution will be for IDLE to change the current directory on startup (maybe via a command line option?), or specify the initial directory in its open/save dialogs.

Otherwise, the best I can realistically promise is to set it to the Python install directory, which is not particularly useful either...
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