sorry, but I can not reproduce this behaviour - not with 8.4.16 nor
Sometimes I wonder why an application suddenly does not react anymore
and looking for reasons I often find this little, anoying Adobe
Acrobat Reader window asking me for the preferred language.
It comes up if I hover over or select a PDF file.
Until now I never had such described effect in my applications and I
think the reason will be outside of tcl/tk's scope.
Just because I believe, that such basic scripts won't only run on my
computer that stable - like expected.
Belonging to effects of the tk_getOpenFile dialog or a file selection
box on tcl ...
.... one of our customers used NFS services for Windows (a MS product)
and the namespace provider for the working place in the explorer
loaded a DLL changing the locale that way, that suddenly tcl
recognized "8,1" as floating point instead of "8.1".
So we had to control the locale after each file system related dialog
or to switch the locale brutally back to the one we needed to let tcl
go on in its calculations. (Nowadays in 8.5 times this is not needed
So - I don't expect tcl/tk to be blamed for your described behaviour.
On Sep 10, 4:06m, Christian Gollwitzer <Christian.Gollwit...@uni-
>>>> For what it's worth, both update and non update version seems
>>>> fine on 8.5.0 on XP Pro SP3.
>> I see it on 8.4.19 and 8.4.16 on two different machines. Nobody else who
>> can reproduce it? It took me a while to figure out the update trick. If
>> one enters the code line-by-line into tkcon, it works, which supposed me
>> to try "update".
>> Maybe I should try 8.5... I didn't want to try it until now, 'cause I
>> have some home-brewn extensions that need to work.
>>>>> Since tk_getOpenFile uses the native dialog on Windows, I suspect some
>>>>> problem when the main event loop isn't running yet.
>>>> I've had odd experiences with native dialogue on Windows,
>>>> and it always came down to some random shell extension that
>>>> is magically invoked in the background. Usually adobe acrobat
>>>> reader, it seems.
>> Uh, uninstalling adobe reader is not an option.