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Friday, August 20, 2004

Gnome Button Rage

OK, whoever the brain cell is in the Gnome/GTK development team who thought that it would be a good idea to have the "OK" button on the right and the "Cancel" button on the left should be thrown in front of a speeding locomotive. News flash! In English, we read from left-to-right. The button I'm going to use most often should be the one I read first. This wouldn't be a problem except the builds of Firefox and Thunderbird that I use are compiled with GTK2, which is the default (and, AFAIK, the only supported) toolkit. Maybe they've just had too many ceremonial bong hits with RMS.

The Master comments: My take on this is that the some developer managed to sell handedness as the reason for switching the button order, but I personally think this is an anti-Microsoft "they do it THIS way, so we do it THAT way" kind of thing. While this is sometimes necessary (due to patent and copyright bsreasons), I doubt M$ would really want to press the issue, since they had a UI look-and-feel bruhaha with Apple (who deserves the credit, if anyone does, for the graphical UI as it lives today).

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