Common questions about Tk

When developers, or users, of Tk first come to the software, there are a variety of first timer questions. The idea of this page is to collect these and answer them in one place (or at least collect pointers to places where they are answered), so that the first timer has a place to begin. See also Intro to Tk.

  • How do I change the font (colors, etc.) used in all parts of this application?
  • Why does it take so long to display some Tk widgets?
  • How can I tell what font this application is using?
  • What can I add to this application so that I can print the window?
  • How can I tell this application to look more like (some other kind of look/feel)?
  • How do I specify where on the screen to put the application? (See wm geometry)