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2011/7/16 nick rundy <>:

LibreOffice presently uses a  Microsoft Windows command button layout in its Dialog windows even 
when installed on a Linux distribution. Linux installations of LibreOffice should conform with 
the command button layout that is standard with virtually all other linux applications. For 
example, MS Windows displays "OK   Cancel."  Linux displays "Cancel   OK."
I've uploaded some screenshots to illustrate what I'm describing 
( Notice how the screen shots conform with how MS Windows lays 
out its command buttons instead of how Linux applications display them?

MS Windows:    Save       Discard     CancelGNU-Linux:     Cancel     Discard     Save
MS Windows:   OK      Cancel       Help      ResetGNU-Linux:    Reset       Help       Cancel     

You are talking about gnome, don't you? Other desktop environments
have different layouts so there is no GNU/Linux "standard". As an
example, KDE config dialogues have: [Help], "Predefined", [Undo],
(space), "Accept", "Apply", "Cancel"
(those between square brackets are not always present)
Unless you build a specific UI for each DE available (gnome, kde,
xfce, lxde, e17...), you will always annoy someone! ;)
Please, remember that the Linux world do not end at Ubuntu's gnome version.

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