Lift Tkinter window on Win32

Alex a_slusarczyk at
Wed Sep 19 15:29:28 CEST 2001

I have not found the solution yet, but for those of you, who have
similar problem, it seems that the culprit is the following:

(quote form;EN-US;Q227043)

"If you design an application for Windows 98 and/or Windows 2000 with
the assumption that you can always take over the active window, your
application may fail. If your application tries to take over the
foreground under restricted conditions, your application flashes in
the user's taskbar. Your application can take over the foreground
under one of the following conditions ..."

Indeed, SetForegroundWindow causes the target window to flash on the


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