glutPushWindow man page

glutPushWindow ā€” Request to lower the current window to the bottom.


OpenGLUT - window


#include <openglut.h>



This function requests that the
current window

be ``pushed'' to the back.

A window can be in front of or behind other windows, as determined by the z-order from front to back. Top-level OpenGLUT windows can be placed at the front or back of the z-order by means of the glutPopWindow() and glutPushWindow() API functions.

A z-order also applies to the subwindows of a top-level window. While the z-order of top-level windows can usually be adjusted by the user, subwindow z-order is controlled entirely by the application.

There may not be an immediate effect to this function. Wait for the glutWindowStatusFunc() callback to tell you about whatever obscured/visible status your window achieves.


The z-order of top-level windows is ultimately managed by the windowing system. Therefore, a push or pop request by an OpenGLUT application may not necessarily succeed or take immediate effect.

Not applicable to offscreen windows.

See Also

glutPopWindow(3) glutWindowStatusFunc(3)

Referenced By

glutPopWindow(3), glutShowWindow(3).

August 9, 2018