Re: How can i set an idle handler that fires when no modal dialog is shown?

On 24 May 2011 04:45, Lothar Scholz <llothar web de> wrote:
> I have a background thread that can fire a gui task by using
> "g_idle_add". But i don't want the task run when there is a
> modal dialog or a drag&drop operation in progress.
> In other words the user shouldn't be interrupted when doing something.
> I thought that "gtk_main_level" would tell me if a modal window is up
> but it doesn't. For me it always returns 1.

I handle this by keeping GUI updates from background threads very
discreet. Instead of making a large change to the GUI when a
background event happens, I just light up an "updates available"
button. The user has to click this to see the new stuff.

Probably not a helpful reply, sorry :(


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