Author markroseman
Recipients Rich.Rauenzahn, Todd.Rovito, dzabel, loewis, markroseman, roger.serwy, terry.reedy
Date 2015-08-31.18:54:20
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This is a followup to #14146

I don't think this is actually a Tk bug. The text widget supports an "inactiveselectbackground" option which controls the background color of the selection when the window is not active. On Win32, this is defined as empty (i.e. no highlighting).

This option is new in Tk 8.5. I don't believe that Tk 8.4 displayed the selection differently for active and inactive windows, hence why the problem never showed up until 8.5. 

It seems that if running 8.5, setting this widget option to the desired color would then remove the need for the _highlight_workaround() in  

Can someone else besides me try this out please?
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