Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 19th Feb 2009 13:53 UTC
GTK+ "GTK+ may be called many things. I would call it 'simple' and sometimes even 'elegant', refering to its foundation of pure, elegant C. But not everyone is compelled to use those terms, using terms like 'clumsy' and 'unwieldy' instead. Yes, there is a lot disagreement. But there's one thing almost everyone would agree to: that GTK+ isn't pretty." This is about to change.
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Usability!
by svellanki on Thu 19th Feb 2009 23:20 UTC
svellanki
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2009-02-19

I hope they improve the usability of GTK as well. I find it a pain to use some of the commonly used apps that use GTK like Firefox, Eclipse. Some parts of the UI cannot be accessed from keyboard (like trees), the file open dialog, etc.

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RE: Usability!
by lemur2 on Fri 20th Feb 2009 04:49 in reply to "Usability!"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

I hope they improve the usability of GTK as well. I find it a pain to use some of the commonly used apps that use GTK like Firefox, Eclipse. Some parts of the UI cannot be accessed from keyboard (like trees), the file open dialog, etc.


With respect to trees and the file open dialog ... I personally find it very hard indeed to "hit" and click on those tiny triangles when using a mousepad on my netbook. It detracts tremendously from the usability of many of the Linux distributions for netbooks.

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RE: Usability!
by darknexus on Fri 20th Feb 2009 21:06 in reply to "Usability!"
darknexus Member since:
2008-07-15

Some parts of the UI cannot be accessed from keyboard (like trees), the file open dialog, etc.

What? Nonsense, I do it all the time. Expand the trees by pressing + (plus sign), collapse them by pressing - (minus). As far as interfaces go, GTK is actually pretty good at keyboard support provided the developer doesn't go out of their way to impede it, or create some really odd widgets without coding in the keyboard support for them.

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