While I still believe Microsoft’s decision to include a browser in the OS is a bad one it does open up an interesting use case; using IE as the user interface for Python. Like a lot of MS applications, IE can be controlled through a COM interface so with few lines we can start IE and point it at whatever URL we need.
import win32com ie = win32com.Dispatch("InternetExplorer.Application") ie.Navigate("https://quackajack.wordpress.com/") ie.AddressBar = ie.MenuBar = ie.StatusBar = ie.ToolBar = False ie.visible = True
As wonderful as this website is, it isn’t a user interface. Using a micro web framework you can create a local webserver and then navigate IE to this. Use a template language to make life easier and suddenly you’ve got a flexible UI for a few minutes work.