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use-ide-background-window

Arguments: configuration

Returns (or sets with setf) whether the optional IDE background window is displayed. This window is useful mostly for covering other applications that may be distracting when they are visible between the IDE's multiple top-level windows. This option has an effect only when the use-ide-parent-window option is nil, because otherwise there is only a single top-level window through which other applications do not show.

The background window also has a right-button shortcut menu that lists all current IDE windows that aren't shrunk (hidden). Selecting a window on this menu brings the window to the front and gives it the keyboard focus.

This property may be toggled interactively by selecting the View | Background Window menu command. Note that menu item appears only when use-ide-parent-window is nil.

Changing this property while the IDE is running will toggle the background window off or on. When the IDE is started up, the background window will appear if it was there whenever the configuration options were most recently saved.

use-ide-background-window is a property of the configuration class.


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Documentation for Allegro CL version 8.1. This page was not revised from the 8.0 page.
Created 2009.7.29.

ToCDocOverviewCGDocRelNotesFAQIndexPermutedIndex
Allegro CL version 8.1
Unrevised from 8.0 to 8.1. Moderate update since 8.1 release.
8.0 version