Date: Sat, 16 Jul 2011 13:27:59 +0200
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-design] LibreOffice dialog windows should conform with Linux's
Standard "Command Button Layout"
2011/7/16 nick rundy <email@example.com>:
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
(http://imgur.com/a/Tmmn1#X7ym4). 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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