How to configure Tkinter Listbox to disable state keeping selected item highlighted

inq1ltd inq1ltd at
Tue Jul 17 17:27:16 CEST 2012

On Tuesday, July 17, 2012 06:55:21 AM Sarbjit singh wrote:
> I am having a problem configuring a listbox widget such that the selection
> remains highlighted even while it is set (programmatically) to the 
> state. Below code shows the problem:
> from Tkinter import *
> master = Tk()
> listbox = Listbox(master)
> listbox.pack()
> listbox.insert(END, "Text1")
> listbox.insert(END, "Text2")
> listbox.insert(END, "Text3")
> listbox.selection_set(first=0, last=None)
> listbox.configure(exportselection=False)
> listbox.configure(state=DISABLED)
> Now when I change state to NORMAL, selected item is being highlighted. 
> there a way I could disable widget (i.e. No response on mouse clicks) but
> keep the selected object remain highlighted?

Learn how to use radiobuttons.  I think this is what you want.


> Intent: I want to utilise this widget on wizard App that I am creating. I
> would like this widget to indicate the current page / wizard number which
> the user selected. Is there any other widget I could use instead of it?
> (Labels possibly?)
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