How to make tkFileDialog GUI larger?

Martin Franklin mfranklin1 at
Mon Nov 28 10:21:53 CET 2005

John Wheez wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm using teh  tkFileDialog to let teh user select a directory. We have 
> long names which make
> it difficult to view the directories.
> For some reason the GUI windows doesn;t expand on Windows like it does 
> on OS X or Linux.
> Is there a method to make the widths of the  tkFileDialog windows larger 
> when using Windows XP?
> Thanks for any info.
> .JW

this is due to Tk using a native Windows file dialog and I guess this is
the default behavior on Windows...  There may be a special Windows only
hack but I'm sorry I don't know what it would be


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