Re: [OT] Re: Usability of the GTK+ 2 file open dialog


Michael L Torrie <torriem chem byu edu> writes:

> Developers might also want to consider changing their dialog button
> orders to be more consistent with the host UI too.  I prefer the
> gnome HIG on this (and Mac), but on Windows I know that this drives
> users nuts.  I think Win32 should be the one to change, but that's
> probably not going to happen.

That's what gtk_dialog_set_alternative_button_order() was added for
and that's what GIMP is using (at least the development version that
is to be released as GIMP 2.4 when it is ready).

Using such an API is a reasonable amount of effort that we are willing
to pay in order to Win32 and KDE users happy.  We are however not
going to turn our portable code into an unmaintainable mess by using
#ifdefs in order to use native file selection dialogs that don't
integrate with the rest of the application.


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