Tkinter: changing colour of scrollbars on Windows

Robin Becker robin at
Fri Feb 25 08:50:35 CET 2000

In article <mark.951453568 at declan>, Mark C Favas <mark at>
>On Unix, it is possible to change the colours of Tkinter scrollbars using
>the standard configure methods. However, on Windows (Tcl/Tk 8.05), the
>colours remain unchanged from the defaults. (Same thing happens using Tcl/Tk,
>so it's not just a Tkinter thing.) I've looked for the reasons for this or work-
>arounds on the Python, Tcl newsgroups to no avail (but I could have missed
>something). Can anyone enlighten me on what is going on here, and whether
>there is any workaround?
>       Mark
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I think Tk now uses scrollbars and they aren't aren't colourable the
same way as they used to be.
Robin Becker

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