Working together: microstandard sugestion

Owen Taylor otaylor at
Mon Mar 7 03:42:52 EET 2005

Philip Van Hoof wrote:
> 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.

People don't manually pack buttons into button boxes, they use 
GtkDialog. Functionality to support an alternative button order was 
added in GTK+-2.6:

I would not expect the GNOME HIG to advocate using this function ...
it is not a coding standards dialog, it is a document about how apps
should appear in GNOME. But for people who want to write 
cross-environment apps, it is there.


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