Re: Global motion events

On Sat, 2005-05-14 at 13:49 +1000, Russell Shaw wrote:

>   2. The need to have windows to catch mouse events in itself
> >     is a problem. It's a frequent GTK+ FAQ, GTK+ widgets like 
> >     GtkLabel have complex logic for sometimes adding an event
> >     widget, and an artificial restriction is introduced for
> >     for drag sources and tooltips.
> Why doesn't every widget have an X window?

The basic reason is that it looks a lot better if most widgets
draw *on* the parent window, rather than having a separate 
rectangular window they draw into. This allows them to merge 
with the parent background, to have smooth shaped outlines,
to have alpha channels, and so forth.

It also allows smoother relayout (you don't have synchronization
problems between relayout and redraw). And is somewhat more


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