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Re: Desktop as transient window




You can either ignore the warning, or simply use a window that isn't
marked as a dialog as that first window.

On Mon, Aug 10, 2015 at 9:31 AM, Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Jasper,
>
> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 7:19 PM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> The desktop is not a window. It could be in some desktop environments,
>> but is not always. In fact, in some desktop environments, there is no
>> desktop window or desktop concept at all. There is no standard
>> protocol to fetch the desktop window if it exists, either.
>>
>> The reason that unparented dialogs are discouraged are because in most
>> cases, dialogs shouldn't just pop up out of the blue -- they should
>> come from an understandable user action or application window to tie
>> it back to. Otherwise, you might see a random dialog pop up at some
>> point without knowing where it came from.
>
> I understand this part.
> The trouble is - what if the application is dialog based?
>
> Let's say by design of my application it starts up by displaying the
> dialog with some options
> and after that the main window shows up after I click OK.
>
> How do I handle this?
>
> Thank you.
>
>>
>> While we can often detect the parent window automatically, there are
>> sometimes cases where we cannot, and we warn to let you know that this
>> is one of these cases, so you can go and fix it. It is OK to ignore
>> that warning.
>>
>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 3:57 PM, Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> Jasper,
>>>
>>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 6:39 PM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> As mentioned, dialogs are designed to be parented to a specific
>>>> window. As the warning says, this is discouraged (and might cause
>>>> things like Wayland not to work correctly). You can ignore the warning
>>>> if you want.
>>>
>>> Well, "Desktop" is a window, isn't it?
>>> So why I can't set it to be a parent to a dialog?
>>>
>>> And what if I have a dialog-based application? I should be able to set
>>> the parent
>>> to be a "Desktop", right?
>>>
>>> Or maybe I just need to get a pointer to a :"Desktop" window and
>>> supply it to that function?
>>> Will it work like this? If yes - what is this function name, if any?
>>>
>>> Thank you.
>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>> Hi, Jasper,
>>>>>
>>>>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Jasper St. Pierre <jstpierre@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>> The default transient window is NULL, so you don't have to do anything.
>>>>>
>>>>> OK, I did call "gtk_window_set_transient_for( dlg, NULL );", but still
>>>>> got the warning
>>>>>
>>>>> GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent: This is discouraged.
>>>>>
>>>>> The thing is: I have my own GtkDialog class and I'm trying to
>>>>> eliminate this warning...
>>>>>
>>>>> Thank you.
>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Sun, Aug 9, 2015 at 11:59 AM, Igor Korot <ikorot01@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>>>>> Hi, ALL,
>>>>>>> There is a function in GTK - gtk_window_set_transient_for() - which
>>>>>>> sets the parent
>>>>>>> window for the current one.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Now the question I have is: is it possible to set the parent to become
>>>>>>> a Desktop?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Let's say I have an application class and I want to make sure that I
>>>>>>> already have a TLW
>>>>>>> to pass it to that function. Otherwise I want to use Desktop, because
>>>>>>> passing NULL
>>>>>>> according to documentation will unset it.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> [quote]
>>>>>>> Passing NULL for parent unsets the current transient window
>>>>>>> [/quote]
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> and it does not say it what happen if there was no such window in the
>>>>>>> first place.
>>>>>>> So if I will pass NULL for the parent and the transient is not being
>>>>>>> set, will it become
>>>>>>> set as a Desktop.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> This is not clear from the docs.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Thank you for clarification.
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>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> --
>>>>>>   Jasper
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> --
>>>>   Jasper
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>>   Jasper



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  Jasper
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