# Help with Windows Geometry in Python

Why are the commands to change the window position before and after sleep(3.00) being ignored?

``````if self.selectedM.get() == 'Bump':
W1 = GetSystemMetrics(1) + 200
print W1
w1.wm_geometry("+100+" + str(W1))
w2.wm_geometry("+100+" + str(W1))
w3.wm_geometry("+100+" + str(W1))
w4.wm_geometry("+100+" + str(W1))
self.rvar.set(0)
self.rvar2.set(0)
self.rvar3.set(0)
self.rvar4.set(0)

s = self.wm_geometry()
geomPatt = re.compile(r"(\d+)?x?(\d+)?([+-])(\d+)([+-])(\d+)")

m = geomPatt.search(s)
X3 = m.group(4)
Y3 = m.group(6)

M = int(Y3) - 150

P = M + 150

MH = W1
MUH = Y3

while Y3 > M:
sleep(0.0009)
Y3 = int(Y3) - 1
self.wm_geometry("+" + str(X3) + "+" + str(Y3))
print 1

Alpha = 1.0
#while 0.0 < Alpha :
#   Alpha = Alpha - 0.01
#  self.attributes("-alpha", Alpha)
# sleep(0.005)

self.wm_geometry("+" + str(X3) + "+" + str(MH))

sleep(3.00)

self.wm_geometry("+" + str(X3) + "+" + str(MUH))

#while 1.0 > Alpha :
#   Alpha = Alpha + 0.01
#  self.attributes("-alpha", Alpha)
# sleep(0.005)

while Y3 < P:
sleep(0.0009)
Y3 = int(Y3) + 1
self.wm_geometry("+" + str(X3) + "+" + str(Y3))
``````

Asked by: Sam473 | Posted: 06-12-2021

The answer to your question is that you don't give the system a chance to update the display. The display is updated by the event loop but you don't enter the event loop after either of the wm_geometry calls surrounding the `sleep(3.00)` call. They aren't being ignored, it's just that you're changing the geometry again before the system has a chance to update the display.

Does the answer to the question Having Trouble with Tkinter Transparency help you solve this problem too?

Answered by: Anna825 | Posted: 07-01-2022

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