For a project I have been working on recently, I came across the need to tabify the dock widgets I was using. The default addDockWidget function will add the widgets to the dock side by side which is not what I had wanted. tabifyDockWidget turned out to be what I was looking for, but when you tabify the widgets, the second one is selected. Looking through the documentation, I found nothing as to how I was supposed to select that specific tab, or how to even access the tab widget that was automatically created.
Doing a bit of googling really did not do me any justice until I came across a question about it on stackoverflow. It turns out that the widget needs only to be “raised” instead of selected. This naming scheme threw off my google fu until I landed on this question and found the answer. Here’s a snippet of my code inside a QMainWindow:
# Make each widget a tab self.tabifyDockWidget(self.playbackDock, self.timeDock) # Select the first tab self.playbackDock.raise_()
And voila! The first tab is selected by default now.comments powered by Disqus