#24 different from xp look in several small ways

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nobody
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2004-05-24
2003-12-04
Tim Evans
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I have attached a screenshot showing that the wimp
theme does not reproduce the Windows XP look exactly.
Comparing it to the standard "Windows XP" theme shoes
the following differences:

- The event box which the label is inside of does not
have the correct background colour.

- The status bar appears to be a standard GTK status
bar, without any XP look at all.

- The prelight border around the toolbar button is less
obvious on real XP. GTK is using the same prelight as
a normal button, while XP has a different prelight for
toolbars.

- The menus (not shown) in GTK have a 3D border, while
XP uses a 1-pixel flat gray border.

- I don't think that the menu-bar should be white (it
isn't in explorer).

- The toolbar has borders on its left and right edges.
XP puts borders on the top and bottom only.

Obviously getting an exact match is very difficult, but
I thought I should file a bug anyway.

Discussion

  • Tim Evans

    Tim Evans - 2003-12-04

    screenshot showing some appearance problems

     
  • Dom Lachowicz

    Dom Lachowicz - 2003-12-30

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    hi tim,

    1 bug per report please. please file new bugs with your
    individual complaints and close this one.

    1) what is the win32 color that event boxes should have? A
    list of the available colors is here:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/sysinfo/base/getsyscolor.asp
    2) the status bar looks like my XP status bars, especially
    the grippie. how do you think it differs?
    3) i can fix this using XP's TP_BUTTON part
    4) i don't see this
    5) this is already fixed
    6) this varies tremendously even between microsoft's own
    applications. some menu bars have a border, some do not.
    some toolbars only have 2 borders, some have all 4. i chose
    which defaults fit my liking best. this should not be
    considered a bug in gtk-wimp, so much as MSFT not sticking
    to any interface guideline rules.

     
  • Dom Lachowicz

    Dom Lachowicz - 2003-12-30

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    the toolbar button problem should be fixed now

     
  • Dom Lachowicz

    Dom Lachowicz - 2004-02-06

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    fyi, only part #1 still remains. i don't know what widget is
    displaying that text. if it is a gtklabel, we might actually
    be getting the color correct, imo...

     
  • Tim Evans

    Tim Evans - 2004-02-09

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    To expand on my first point, the problem is that a
    GtkEventBox, when placed inside a GtkNotebook page, should
    have the same very-light-gray background colour as the
    notebook page. Instead, it gets the default background colour.

    It may not be possible to fix this, as it would require that
    the GtkEventBox be made transparent. The input-only
    eventbox that will be in GTK 2.4 may be the only solution.

     
  • Dom Lachowicz

    Dom Lachowicz - 2004-05-24

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    closing since only issue #1 remains, and that is a problem
    in gtk itself. gtk 2.4.1 on win32 is out, so let's all use
    that now :)

     
  • Dom Lachowicz

    Dom Lachowicz - 2004-05-24
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
     

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