Tk:focus-next, Tk:focus-prev, Tk:focus-follows-mouse, Tk:focus-on, Tk:focus-off

Utility procedures for managing the input focus.


(Tk:focus-next window)
(Tk:focus-prev window)


Tk:focus-next is a utility procedure used for keyboard traversal. It returns the ``next'' window after window in focus order. The focus order is determined by the stacking order of windows and the structure of the window hierarchy. Among siblings, the focus order is the same as the stacking order, with the lowest window being first. If a window has children, the window is visited first, followed by its children (recursively), followed by its next sibling. Top-level windows other than window are skipped, so that Tk:focus-next never returns a window in a different top-level from window.

After computing the next window, Tk:focus-next examines the window's :takefocus option to see whether it should be skipped. If so, Tk:focus-next continues on to the next window in the focus order, until it eventually finds a window that will accept the focus or returns back to window.

Tk:focus-prev is similar to Tk:focus-next except that it returns the window just before window in the focus order.

Tk:focus-follows-mouse changes the focus model for the application to an implicit one where the window under the mouse gets the focus. After this procedure is called, whenever the mouse enters a window Tk will automatically give it the input focus. The focus command may be used to move the focus to a window other than the one under the mouse, but as soon as the mouse moves into a new window the focus will jump to that window. Note: at present there is no built-in support for returning the application to an explicit focus model; to do this you'll have to write a script that deletes the bindings created by Tk:focus-follows-mouse.

Tk:focus-on and Tk:focus-off are simpy defined as

(define Tk:focus-on  (lambda (w) #t))
(define Tk:focus-off (lambda (w) #f))
This procedures can be used by the focus traversal algorithm presented in the options manual page.


focus, toplevel

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