Not sure if anyone has responded to this inquiry yet, but I set the state of the text widget to the normal state, modify the text box, then set the state back to the disabled state.  From a user perspective, the text box always appears to be disabled.

Trevor Williams

Sent from my iPad

On Jul 3, 2012, at 11:45 PM, Steven <stevenaaus@yahoo.com> wrote:

Cut and pasting from a tk::text widget seems problematic when
the widget is "-state disabled". It just won't accept input.

This is not the case on Windows and Xorg.

Does anyone know a work around beside leaving the widget "-state normal" ?

Cheers, Steven
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