[Glade-users] Spacing widgets on menu bar

Jeffrey Barish wrote:

Can someone confirm that the widget at the top of the Gnome desktop is a
menu bar?  If it is a menu bar, then it has on it several MenuItems, then
some ImageMenuItems, then a long gap before some more ImageMenuItems, and
finally some more MenuItems.  I am wondering about that gap.  Is there a
way in Glade to specify a gap on a menu bar -- or any sort of spacing, for
that matter?  I am using Glade 3.0.2.

I am now using Glade 3.2.0 (Wow! much nicer), but I still don't see a
solution.  My problem is that I am expecting to see expand, fill, and
padding options like I see with Box, but those properties apparently do not
exist for a menu bar.  Accordingly, the limitation seems to be in gtk, not
Glade.  However, the bar at the top of the Gnome desktop appears to be a
menu bar and it has a big gap in the middle.  So how was this done?  I am
thinking of putting a normal menu item on the bar where I want a filler.  I
will specify a null label so that nothing appears and I will specify a
handler for the menu bar size request event that allocates a width to the
filler sufficient to force items to the right of the filler over to the
right margin.  I can't shake the belief that there's an easier way, though. 
Since I'm just learning gtk, I sometimes miss the obvious.
Jeffrey Barish

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