From a comp.lang.tcl thread called Tcl/Tk 8.5 vs iwidgets 4.0.2, from August 2008
> Jeff, since I don't see a man page for tk::classic::restore, and I > don't, yet, see a wiki page for it, can you share a bit more detail > for the consequences of using it - what "good reasons" are going to be > countered? > Right now, in my case, the applications are running on one platform. > There's no issue about compatibility with MacOS or Windows. I'm > guessing this command "turns off" some of the hard work you and some > of the others put into making Tk look "more contemporary". Are there > any other consequences as well? No, it's basically the latter. You can look at lib/tk8.5/obsolete.tcl (the filename should be a good indicator ;) ) to see what exactly is restored. Mostly color, with a few borderwidth and font changes.