PyGTK-2 Full-Screen mode.

kkennedy titanrebel at
Mon Mar 3 04:50:28 CET 2003

Gerrit Holl <gerrit at> wrote in message news:<mailman.1046642224.12199.python-list at>...
> kkennedy schreef op zondag  2 maart om 22:02:01 +0000:
> > Does anyone know how to make a window "full-screen" with PyGTK-2?  By
> > full-screen, I mean no decoration and no task bar or panel visible,
> > and preferably the ability to disable the alt-tab functionality.  This
> > would be the eqivalent of the "full-screen-exclusive-mode" in Java SDK
> > 1.4.
> > 
> > Here is my problem: I am writing a simple childrens game (in Python),
> > and I would like them to be able to play it when I'm not around.  The
> > problem is that they can really mess up icons, menus, and whatever
> > else can be randomly clicked on.  I am using Redhat 8.0.  If anyone
> > knows another (better) way of solving this problem, your comments are
> > welcome.
> Pygame ( has a fullscreen mode, and IIRC it can be used
> with WxPython. You can grab all control (except for ctrl-alt-backspace).
> Just FYI.
> yours,
> Gerrit.

Hey, thanks for the link.  I'll definately check it out.  I'm
relatively new to Python programming, and somewhat new to Linux (1.5
years).  The last time I tried installing wxPython on Linux, I was
unsuccessful.  But, it's been a while, and I've learned a lot since
then so I may give it a whirl.

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