tkinter: Scrolling Very Long Menus On X-Windows

Tim Daneliuk tundra at
Mon Jan 13 05:10:07 CET 2003

jepler at wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 13, 2003 at 12:50:07AM +0000, Tim Daneliuk wrote:
>>I have a situation where I dynamically create menus that are longer than
>>the available vertical screen size.  On Win32, I get up- and down- scrolling
>>buttons at the top and bottom of the menu respectively.  However, this
>>does not happen on Unix (X).  Is there a way to get X to do the same thing?
> Not as far as I know.  This is a limitation of the Menu widget as
> implmented in Tkinter for X.  On Microsoft Windows, it uses the "real"
> window control, which scrolls nicely.
> With a little bit of work you could make an auto-cascading or
> auto-subdividing menu, though.
> Jeff

Thanks - I wonder how practical it would be to inherit from Menu and
add scrolling ...

Tim Daneliuk
tundra at

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