[PD-dev] ttk::Combobox font issues. Was: What the Pd GUI would look like with the ttk::combobox widget

Fred Jan Kraan fjkraan at xs4all.nl
Mon May 27 21:57:48 CEST 2013

Hi List,

The Windows-only ttk::combobox dropdown font issue is known in the
Tcl/Tk community and actually fixed for version 8.6.

The search phrase field is a ttk::combobox that displays the problem.
The genre selector is also a ttk::combobox but additional code fixes the
font issue. Both can be fixed by adding just one line: 'option add *font

BTW, the search phrase field functionality is very close to that of the
"Tcl:" field in the main window. This latter field uses an Entry widget
to optionally display a list of previous entries.

There is still another problem with the search phrase field; suppressing
the arrow at the right side does not work for Windows. The issue does
not seem to be in the Tk sourceforge tracker.

Fred Jan

P.S. The actual ttk::combobox font issue:
2011-03-24 (bug fix)[3239768] Win menu font support (wehle)
(Called a bug here, but in the Tk sourceforge tracker it is filed as a
patch). It appears to be fixed with 8.6 and all 8.5 versions are
considered obsolete by Tcl/Tk developers.

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