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Re: Uniform look-and-feel on GNU/Linux




> On Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 4:58 PM, Florian Pelz <pelzflorian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>
>> On 04/08/2016 10:37 AM, Fabio Pesari wrote:
>> > One of the accusations made against GNU/Linux is that there is no
>> > established "native" look-and-feel on it - GTK programs look different
>> > from Qt programs, JUCE programs look different from Qt programs, Tk
>> > programs and FLTK programs look different from everything else and so on.
>> >
>> > This claim isn't false, it's just that most of us simply don't care
>> > about it and often (unjustly) accuse those people of being superficial.
>> >
>> > But as the recent thread about blind users on libreplanet-discuss showed
>> > us, the widget toolkit used for a program can make a huge functional
>> > difference to some people.
>> >
>> > wxGtk gave me an idea: what if (optional) GTK3 backends were written for
>> > all other GUI toolkits (Tk, FLTK, JUCE, Qt, Fox, Swt, Swing)?
>> >
>>
>> Actually there is a GTK+ 2 "backend" for Swing [1]. It draws all buttons
>> and text fields and so on like GTK+ does, but it does not always work
>> well. For example, some text input fields that work well with the
>> default Java Swing look are very small with the GTK+ look.
>>
>> It also is no more accessible to blind users than the default look. How
>> could it be?
>>
>> [1]
>> https://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/uiswing/lookandfeel/plaf.html#available
>>
>>
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> When I used Windows, one of my biggest complaints about GTK was that it looked and worked different from native apps. (For example, the standard context menu when right-clicking in a text field was different.)
>
> These days it seems like even Microsoft's own apps don't have a consistent look and feel, so, *shrug*.
>
> --
> Sent from my Game Boy.

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