python GUI without windowhandle

Brian E Gallew geek+ at
Tue Sep 4 17:31:24 CEST 2001

Then <marcus.nilsson at> spoke up and said:
> NNTP-Posting-Host:
> Does anybody know how to create a python-GUI without a windowhandle.
> When I say windowhandle, I mean the windowmanager's upper bar of the
> main window that makes it possible to grab the window, iconify it, close
> it, resize it etc. I probably should tell you that I'm experimenting
> with python on a UNIX-workstation running a CDE window manager.

Window decorations are a function of the window manager.  If you are
using the python XLIB stuff, the best you can do is mark a window as
transient.  Most window managers default to "no decorations other than
border" for transient windows.  Tkinter may allow you to create
windows with transient properties.  Now that I think about it, there's
probably a toolkit-dependent method of creating transient windows for
every GUI toolkit out there.  So you'll have to RTFM for your toolkit
(since you didn't actually tell us which toolkit you're using).

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