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Restoring Tix menus to system defaults

Tix appears to ruin the highlighting of menu items by default, at least with
Python 2.3.4 on XP. That is, changing

root = Tkinter.Tk()

to

root = Tix.Tk()

causes the app not to honor the system default way of highlighting menu
items. BTW, I am aware of the discussion in WmDefault.txt.

One can set highlighting by hand as follows:

try:
import WmDefault
WmDefault.setup (root)
WmDefault.addop tions(root,{'ac tivebackground' :'DarkBlue','ac tiveforeground' :'white'})
except ImportError: [snip]

Alas, this suffers two big problems:

1. WmDefault will not be on the user's path by default; the import may
fail.
2. The code above doesn't restore the system default.

Can someone suggest a better solution? In particular,

1. Is there a workaround not using WmDefault?

2. Are there settings for 'activebackgrou nd' and 'activeforegrou nd' that
restore the system defaults? Using '' as the color does not work.

Thanks very much.

Edward
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