Identify parent window of menus and tooltips

Markus Kramer tomatonius at
Mon Oct 3 11:56:45 PDT 2011

Thanks, that's exactly what I've been looking for.

Unfortunately, for GTK, it only seems to be set for menus and not for
tooltips. Weird, considering that GTK has been around for such a long

2011/9/29 Marty Jack <martyj19 at>:
> On 09/29/2011 12:07 PM, Markus Kramer wrote:
>> Is there a way to identify the parent window of a menu or tooltip?
>> I know that menus and tooltips are top level windows. So their parent
>> would be the root window. I'm wondering if there is some other
>> property which tells me to what window they belong to?
>> cheers, Markus
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> The WM_TRANSIENT_FOR property does this, but of course it is only as good as the toolkits who must be relied on to set it properly.  See the ICCCM.

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