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Posted by arealnewbie (arealnewbie), 23 July 2004
hi I like to build an pgrm with 2 windows : one which size is the size of the screen the other with a fixed size but which must always be visible even if you interact with the "big window".
I'd like also to know how I can do to make the "big window" create with full screen size.

Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 23 July 2004
The best your Tk can do is to provide suggestions, hints or requests to the window manager (choose any of those three words that you like!) - it cannot require or demand any particular attention as the window manager is always boss!

Put another way "all window managers are different and may not honour all of Tk's requests"

Having frightened you there, have a look at the wm command to see what you can do, and do some experimenting - start off by trying
     wm minsize . width height
where width and height are the width and height of your screen.

You can usually bring a window to the front by setting its focusmodel to active ... but that will also mean it will take all the inputs which may not be what you want.  You can use
     wm overrideredirect .example true
to do this.

Remember that some window managers manage a virtual screen that's twice as wide and twice as tall as the physical screen, and requesting a fullsize window will mean that only a quarter is actually visible.

Posted by arealnewbie (arealnewbie), 27 July 2004
thx for your help  



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