These are hints for the window manager that indicate what type of function the window has. The window manager can use this when determining decoration and behaviour of the window. The hint must be set before mapping the window.


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 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_NORMAL Normal toplevel window.
 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_DIALOG Dialog window.
 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_MENU Window used to implement a menu.
 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_TOOLBAR Window used to implement toolbars.
 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_SPLASHSCREEN Window used to display a splash screen during application startup.
 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_UTILITY Utility windows which are not detached toolbars or dialogs.
 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_DOCK Used for creating dock or panel windows.
 Gdk::WINDOW_TYPE_HINT_DESKTOP Used for creating the desktop background window.