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Author terry.reedy
Recipients Alex, THRlWiTi, Todd.Rovito, rhettinger, roger.serwy, terry.reedy
Date 2018-06-18.08:03:25
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The way to clear an editor window at least on Windows is ^A (select all) and delete, which can be any of BS (backspace) or DEL or ^X (Cut).  The latter 'moves to the clipboard.  In Shell, select all selects everything, but ^X enters '^x', the other 2 do their normal thing.  All three unselect without deleting.

My first inclination is to have any or all of these work by ignoring IDLE's protection mechanism, which is different from tk's no-write mode.  After deleting, the prompts needs to be re-written.  I understand that Cut would need to expand squeezed blocks to the clipboard.
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