How to Clear the Python IDLE Console?

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To clear the Python IDLE console, you can use the following steps:

  1. Open the Python IDLE: Launch the Python IDLE, which is the integrated development environment (IDE) that comes with the Python installation.
  2. Select the console: Make sure the Python shell or console is the active window. You can click on it to select it or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Alt+P to switch focus to the shell.
  3. Clear the console using built-in command: In the Python IDLE, there is a built-in command called clear(), which clears the console output. To use it, simply type clear() in the Python shell and press the Enter key. The console will be cleared, and you’ll see a fresh prompt ready for new input.

Here’s an example:

>>> clear()
  1. Alternatively, you can use the Ctrl+L keyboard shortcut to clear the console. Press Ctrl+L, and it will clear the output and give you a new prompt.

Using either the clear() command or the Ctrl+L shortcut will clear the Python IDLE console and provide you with a clean slate to work with.

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