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Sebastian Kügler sebas at kde.nl
Tue Apr 12 20:30:43 CDT 2005


> begin  Sebastian Kügler dedi ki:

> > I'd consider consistenst look 'n feel _on_the_same_ platform even
> > more important.

> > IMO apps should use just *one* kind of these dialogues, it makes
> > things more consistent,

On Tuesday 12 April 2005 23:45, Abdullah Ramazanoglu wrote:
> You have a reason too. Well, then I guess some sort of compromise
> could be in order. As long as general look&feel of the environment in
> which a user will spend overwhelming majority of his time is the
> same, then it should be conceivable to have secondary features (such
> as file open dialogs) inheriting the desktop behavior. I feel it
> would be even better.
>
> But the main application UI should still be the same across
> platforms, IMHO.

Yes, but in fact e.g. the file open dialogue of a stock firefox on Linux 
is different than the one on Windows, it's inherited from the 
underlying platform there, too.

The OpenOffice2 beta packages I saw today use a trick for that, the 
OOO_FORCE_DESKTOP environmental variable, set it to gnome and you get 
GTK file open dialogues, set it to kde and you get the KDE ones.

Cheers,

sebas
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