Working together: microstandard sugestion

Philip Van Hoof spamfrommailing at
Sun Mar 6 17:20:38 EET 2005

On Sun, 2005-03-06 at 07:07 -0800, Rahul Sundaram wrote:

> > Hopfully, the core kde and gnome/gtk developers can
> > add minimal suport, 
> > so we get smal things like button order in dialogs
> > right (and D'nD save 
> > in rox). 

> this has come up before but afaik gnome applications
> hard code the button order so thats not a possibility

Most of such buttons are packed in a GtkHButtonBox. The ordering is
indeed, at this moment, in the hands of the application developer. But
I'm sure such minor development changes are acceptable for most if not
all Gtk+ application developers.

Once it has been put in the GNOME HIG, I'm sure a lot developers will
eventually replace their GtkHButtonBox+Buttons with a custom widget that
can change button-ordering by user-preference.

Not sure how the GNOME HIG-teams feels about this. But It'd be sad if
cause of such minor disagreements a cross desktop world would be

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