It appears I’m not entirely clear with my last post, specifically what I’m bitching about.
The black bolded text on the left is from the Nautilus File Management Preferences dialog, which uses GtkVBox and GtkHBox to simulate noborder frames. The grey bolded text on the right is from the FUSA preferences dialog, which uses a GtkFrame widget with it’s “shadow-type” property set to GTK_SHADOW_NONE.
That’s what I was referring to — though what brought the fury on was squinting to read a web page after I had already set a 200% zoom and the text was about 35 pixels tall.
- Left = good, right = bad.
- If you can’t tell any difference between the two, try kicking your gamma up to something like 1.8 or 2.2 (xgamma -g 1.8). Since most people have gamma configured incorrectly, most people won’t notice any difference.
- I’m actually making a secondary point here as well: you cannot reliably set a widget-group label’s style in a gtkrc at present, so it is better not to try. Further, people do lots of silly things — an acquaintance of mine was starting a GTK+ UI to upload jobs to an S/390 mainframe over FTP, but didn’t immediately grasp the box model, and resorted to trying to do everything in a big GtkFixed. This could be simply the mentally destructive results of using VisualBasic, but when last I heard he was planning on doing it in Java instead (like I said, silly). 🙂