Please tell me where I should post this problem. I’m posting here because I do not know which forum is my best bet. I’m running a fully up-to-date version of Zorin OS Ultimate 15.3.
I have developed some Python apps. I had one running this moring named Foci. It seems to be working perfectly. It was waiting for me to start clicking on entries of a Gtk treeview. While I was reading something on the internet using Chrome, a dialog suddenly appeared saying that foci.py was not responding. This is the first time I have encountered this except for when I have been in vs code. I was dutifully installing all updates as soon as they arrived. This problem began in vs code a couple of weeks ago after months of not ever seeing it. It happened outside of vs code for the first time today.
The behavior of this dialog was the same as in vs code. That is, I did not have vs code running. I was running the app from a terminal (>python3 foci.py). The dialog does not identify its source, but it has two buttons: Force Quit and Wait. If I click Wait, the dialog closes, but immediately reopens. If I click Wait again, the button goes white and the app and dialog both go non-responsive. I can get them to be responsive again by typing alt-F2. When the command dialog opens I do not type anything … I just click close. The Wait button returns to black, but clicking again leads to the same, exact sequence of events as the first time. If, instead, I click Force Quite, it does force the app to quit if I’m not in vs code. However, in vs code the dialog and code both freeze.
I think the dialog must be coming from the OS, but it is baffling. Foci.py was responding perfectly. This is serious for me. I need to be using daily the 3 Python apps that I’ve spent the past several months or so developing.
Thanks for any help or advice.