Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:07 UTC
Editorial Late last week we ran a story on how the Google Chrome team had decided to use Gtk+ as the graphical toolkit for the Linux version of the Chrome web browser. It was a story that caused some serious debate on a variety of aspects, but in this short editorial, I want to focus on one aspect that came forward: the longing for consistency. Several people in the thread stated they were happy with Google's choice for purely selfish reasons: they use only Gtk+ applications on their GNOME desktops. Several people chimed in to say that Qt integrates nicely in a Gtk+ environment. While that may be true from a graphical point of view, that really isn't my problem with mixing toolkits. The issue goes a lot deeper than that.
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OMG
by xnoreq on Mon 16th Feb 2009 14:54 UTC
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2009-01-06

Have you taken a look at Chrome on Windows yet?
It's drawing its own blueish border with custom min/maximize/close buttons (Vista like, but still quite different) etc... None of the controls are/feel native.
.. that's soooo annoying.

Well so I looked for a bug report in their issue tracker and found it, starred it, commented on it - it simply got CLOSED.
"But Office also has this Vista like custom UI.... And then Trillian is of course doing its own skinning." - so what? It is damn annoying, change it!

Just take a look at this: http://chromium.googlecode.com/issues/attachment?aid=27634097853610...
It's plain ugly!

.. and you're complaining that the Linux port won't have a native *feel*; OMG!

Edited 2009-02-16 14:54 UTC

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