Hiding X windows

Jeff Epler jepler at unpythonic.net
Sat Jun 11 15:04:22 CEST 2005

You may want to use a standalone program to do this.  "xwit" has the
ability to iconify a window which can be selected in a variety of ways.

There's a direct Python interface to the X protocol in python-xlib.  You
could re-write the common function "Select_Window()" from dsimple.c in
the X source distribution.  One (old) copy is here:

Having done that, I'm not entirely sure how you proceed to hide the
window.  You might follow the directions in the ICCCM on how to iconify
or withdraw a window (http://tronche.com/gui/x/icccm/sec-4.html#s-4.1.4),
or you might follow the EWMH document

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