[Tkinter-discuss] Minimizing a Python/Tk application

Gerardo Juarez gerardo at computo-industrial.com.mx
Wed Sep 20 19:36:20 CEST 2006

I just found it! What I want is to run the application minimized and to
see the controls only when I need to reconfigure its behaviour. I searched
for the function that you mention and found that it must be iconify().
Like this:

root = Tk()

withdraw() removes the window from the screen altogether and probably is 
the right choice for a Toplevel window you don't need anymore, but which 
can be recalled with a button from the main window that's still displayed. 
Which is what you were talking about.

Thanks for the tip.


On Wed, 20 Sep 2006, Metz, Bobby W, WWCS wrote:

> What type of window are you displaying?  It sounds like you're tying the
> withdraw code to a button or something for a user to click; otherwise,
> you would have some event or other sub-routine that fires the deiconify
> later based on conditions or program flow.  In my example below, as long
> as you have a variable pointing to the window you can call the deiconify
> at any time.  If there is a simple minimize instead of hide...I don't
> remember what that function is.
> B 
> -----Original Message-----
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> Gerardo Juarez
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> Subject: Re: [Tkinter-discuss] Minimizing a Python/Tk application
> Thanks, it works, but, once the application is minimized I don't have
> any 
> way to access it -to tell it to deiconify itself for example. I doesn't 
> use a console window. Is killing it the only option?
> Gerardo
> On Fri, 15 Sep 2006, Metz, Bobby W, WWCS wrote:
> > use the withdraw() function, e.g.
> > 
> > from Tkinter import *
> > root = Tk()
> > root.withdraw()				# Hide the window
> > root.deiconify()				# Unhide the window
> > 
> > Bobby
> > 
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