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On Sat, Jul 16, 2011 at 4:31 PM, nick rundy <> wrote:

@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.

I don't have that problem, but I've got a different one: I always look
under "Edit" when trying to find the options. After using LibreOffice
for some time, I will suddenly try to find Firefox's preferences under
"Tools". This is very, very annoying to me.
In this case, the KDE behaviour is to have a "Settings" (or
"Preferences") menu ...
Because of that, if the placement of "Options" _in Linux builds_ were
changed to be under "Edit", it wouldn't even feel more alien to KDE

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. :)

I'd rather see button placement changed than the addition of a draft
mode (I like the more physical feel of the standard mode), but that's


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