3.2.5 Save Under Flag

Some server implementations may preserve contents of InputOutput windows under other InputOutput windows. This is not the same as preserving the contents of a window for you. You may get better visual appeal if transient windows (for example, pop-up menus) request that the system preserve the screen contents under them, so the temporarily obscured applications do not have to repaint.

You can set the save-under flag to True or False (default). If save-under is True, the X server is advised that, when this window is mapped, saving the contents of windows it obscures would be beneficial.

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