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Re: Message Dialogs



While I like the appearance of your dialogs better, they do not look
native on GTK3 like the last two images.  While I may not agree with the
Gnome folks design choices all of the time, I would rather avoid making
KiCad look like it uses it's own widgets toolkits.  Using the stock
platform dialogs over custom dialogs is preferable whenever possible.



On 7/20/19 5:19 AM, Ian McInerney wrote:
> There has been a brief discussion in this bug
> (https://bugs.launchpad.net/kicad/+bug/1836498) about removing the bold
> text from the save dialogs, and instead having all the text as normal
> font. Part of this is because wxWidgets has an annoying bug with sizing
> bold text on GTK, and the other part is it does seem to look better
> without the bold text (see the proposed save dialog attached for how it
> looks on GTK). 
> I am also thinking that unifying some of the dialogs to use
> wxRichMessageDialog instead of wxMessageDialog would be useful. For the
> save changes dialog, the Mac builds already always use
> wxRichMessageDialog for every dialog, while Linux and Windows use both
> wxRichMessageDialog and wxMessageDialog depending on the application.
> The rich message version appears cleaner on GTK (see attached) than the
> normal message version (which also isn't showing the icon on Linux it
> seems).
> I also think it might be good to discuss doing this to the other dialogs
> to try to unify their look across the board. An example for making this
> change to the revert dialog is attached. This converts it from the
> normal message dialog to a rich message dialog. (There are probably many
> others we could look at as well, but these are just the two I played
> with currently).
> I have attached a sample patch that changes these dialogs so people can
> try it (do not commit this, it is a test only and can be made much
> cleaner if we actually want to use it). I would like to get feedback
> from people, and also find out how this looks on Windows (Jeff already
> says it looks better on Mac).
> Thoughts?
> -Ian
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