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Author sirgimp
Recipients roger.serwy, sirgimp
Date 2009-06-02.02:29:15
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Again, thanks for your prompt explanation.

It's odd, but when I went to use Ubuntu's menu modification tool, the
command displayed in the dialog didn't show the -n option.

But when I added the Python launcher to the panel and viewed the launch
command via the properties dialog, the -n was there and I was easily
able to remove it. 

So if I run Python from the modified icon in the panel, it launches
without the -n option. But if I run it from the Application Menu, it
runs without the -n option. It seems to me that the -n option should be
available when viewing it from the menu modification tool, but it's not.

I guess Windows doesn't have this problem with running IDLE with a
subprocess. I was able to run several instances of the IDLE shell with
the Shell menu displayed.

On Tue, 2009-06-02 at 00:53 +0000, Roger Serwy wrote:

> Roger Serwy <> added the comment:
> You'll need to modify the IDLE menu item to remove the "-n" using
> Ubuntu's menu modification tool, usually found under System->Preferences.
> Presently, using a subprocess only allows for one instance of IDLE
> running on a machine, whereas running with no subprocess allows for many
> instances of IDLE. This architecture is by design.
> Check out Ubuntu bug 338379.
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