Re: [dwm] [OT] dwm & Tkinter

From: Anselm R. Garbe <>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2007 10:33:13 +0200

On Tue, Apr 03, 2007 at 08:48:05AM +1200, Karl. wrote:
> Hi,
> Sorry if this is off-topic, but I don't think there is a better place to
> ask this than here.
> I'm starting out with writing Tkinter applications (ie. the Python
> binding to Tk). Trying to make a dialog box that automatically 'floats'
> rather than being 'tiled'.
> I can do this with a dwm rule, but I'd like to do have it happen
> automatically if possible. Does anyone here know what I have to pass to
> Tkinter to get this happen?

You should set the WM_TRANSIENT_FOR hint to the dialog window.
That's the proper ICCCM-compliant way.

> I thought the 'transient' method was the relevant thing, but it doesn't
> seem to be.

It is, the WM_TRANSIENT_FOR property should contain the main
window id.


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