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Old 09-21-2004, 03:31 AM   #1
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FindWindow equivalent


Hi,
I need an equivalent to the FindWindow method of windows. I want to manipulate a window that is external to my program. I'm doing this in c++ on Mandrake.

Or the same as enumwindows and I can find the info by checkin each window.

Cheers

steve
 
Old 09-21-2004, 05:05 AM   #2
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First thought was that this is impossible as the window's non-shared memory of a different process and the kernel should forbid your tampering, but then the only ray of light is from AmusingMisuseOfResources which can generate a worm which moves along the top of a window. Might just be polling the X server and not able to affect another app's window still.

Why do you need to do this anyway? Let us understand the problem better.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 06:02 AM   #3
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I've got an app that I run constantly, I just want to hide its window so its not cluttering up the screen and taskbar.
So not really manipulate a window as such, just send it a message to hide.

I've done this in windows, and its very easy. using findwindow/showwindow methods.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 06:23 AM   #4
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Then maybe look into how window managers send the correct signals, or if it's a KDE app look into their system of scripting and signals/slots.
 
  


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