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@RGB ES:  Yes, you are absolutely right, I was referring to GNOME. I apologize for my oversight.
I point out the "command button layout" issue because of what I have seen, which has already been 
brought up in the discussion. People tend to develop a rote mentality of clicking an area. I often 
find myself (because I'm used to working on GNOME) moving to the right corner of dialog windows to 
click OK only to realize last second (while using LibreOffice) that OK is positioned like it is in 
KDE/Windows. Of course KDE and MS-Windows users automatically will move to the left to select OK 
because they are conditioned for it.
If changing this layout is a complicated matter Coding-Wise or resources would be better allotted 
to working on other projects (e.g., I'd rather see bug 39080  implemented than the command button layout 
issue I'm speaking of here), then I urge you guys to make that call. But if its not a big headache 
and other people feel it is important enough to work on, I think conforming the dialog boxes to the 
"standard button layout" of the desktop (i.e., KDE/Windows, Mac/GNOME) adds to the integration and 
seamlessness of the LibreOffice UI. Ultimately I just intended for my e-mail to bring this issue to 
people's attention so there's awareness of it and the powers that be can make a decision on it. :)

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 <>:

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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