Unable to get Tkinter menubar to appear under OS X

weforgottenuno douglas.packard at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 13:34:17 EDT 2009

I'm having the same problem, though I am just using the pre-installed
python and tkinter versions that are on my OS X 10.5 computer, I did
not install them on my own. Any advice?


On Jun 24, 9:22 am, Eric Winter <elwin... at verizon.net> wrote:
> Hi all. I've googled this issue several times and come up dry. Here's
> the situation:
> I have a X-windows build of Tkinter for Python built on an OS X
> machine (10.4 or 10.5, same issue). This is not the Aqua version of
> Tk, but Tk built from source using X-Window support. I also use a from-
> source build of Python, not the system Python. I don't like this
> arrangement, but project requirements (allegedly) dictate this
> approach.
> When I run any application using that copy of Tkinter and that copy of
> Python, everything seems to work fine except menus - the code which
> creates the menus runs, but no menus appear, either in the window or
> at the top of the screen.
> Am I required to use the Aqua version of Tk on OS X? If not, do I need
> to do something special on OS X when I built Tk and/or Python? Any
> hints here would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Eric Winter
> Fermi Science Support Center
> NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

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