[Tkinter-discuss] Anaconda

Tim Jones tjmac at tolisgroup.com
Wed Jan 23 17:18:26 EST 2019

Hi, we're Apple.  We know that your existing code is working fine, but we're going to change things up for no good reason.  Wanna buy a new underpowered Mac?

Unfortunately, it doesn't only apply to Tkinter and Python.


> On Jan 23, 2019, at 2:32 PM, bob <bob at greschke.com> wrote:
> This is handy. Instead of <Button-3> stock/default/unfiddled-with Anaconda Tkinter is calling it <Button-2>. My Tkinter programs have been around since 2004. I've never had to watch for <Button-2>. It must be in some configuration file somewhere, but I'll just watch for it. Don't want the user to have to mess around and change things.
> Never mind. :)
>> On 2019-01-23, at 14:02, bob <bob at greschke.com> wrote:
>> I have Anaconda 3 with Python 2 and 3 environments on a MacBook running High Sierra.
>> One section of a program creates rectangles on a canvas (plotting GPS data points). Binding <Button-1> to a rectangle works fine (displays info about the point when clicked), but binding to <Button-3> doesn't work (it should "zap" the point out of the list and redraw the plot). The function for zapping never gets called, and there's no errors in the Terminal/xterm. It doesn't work with the Python 2 or 3 environment. Tcl/Tk versions are 8.6/8.6 in both environments. Shift-clicking, control-clicking, shift-control-clicking on the canvas or created items seems fine. Just this <Button-3> deal doesn't.
>> The same code runs fine in an Anaconda Python 3 environment in CentOS (using VMWare).
>> A Python package we make for our programs on the Mac (and one for Linux) with Python 2.7.9 Tcl/Tk 8.6/8.6 which starts XQuartz on a Mac when we start a Tkinter program is fine (it's what some are trying to replace with this whole Anaconda stuff).
>> Python 3 on Win10 works fine.
>> There is some old chatter about anaconda/conda Tkinter not being great on Macs on the net, but I've never seen a solution to get Anaconda to use a different Tcl/Tk library. The Anaconda Tkinter looks like junk. Apple's Tcl/Tk/Tkinter has never worked/looked well.
>> Anyone seen this <Button-3> business? Any ideas? Thanks!
>> Bob
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