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15.3. Idle Functions

What if you have a function which you want to be called when nothing else is happening ?

gint gtk_idle_add( GtkFunction function,
                   gpointer    data );

This causes GTK to call the specified function whenever nothing else is happening.

void gtk_idle_remove( gint tag );

I won't explain the meaning of the arguments as they follow very much like the ones above. The function pointed to by the first argument to gtk_idle_add will be called whenever the opportunity arises. As with the others, returning FALSE will stop the idle function from being called.