Some information in our UI is secondary or complementary, and as such it doesn’t need to be as prominent as other elements. GtkBuilder’s .ui files allow designers to create a visual hierarchy by means of the “scale” Pango attribute and style classes like “dim-label”. Together, they help to create visually clearer UIs.
For instance, in a welded UI file like specialcharacters.ui (cui module), I can add the following markup to the “charname” GtkLabel…:
<attribute name="scale" value="0.8"/>
… to make it smaller (by 1 pt) and dimmed. This works well under Linux, but doesn’t have any effect under Windows, and I presume under macOS as well (didn’t test). I would like that, under Windows, LibreOffice at least interpret the scale part to make some secondary-info labels smaller. I don’t ask for the dimmed style to be reimplemented into LO because I know such styles belong to Gtk+ themes <rant>(which apparently Gtk+ developers intend to drop because GNOME loves to sabotage itself as a viable, flexible platform)</rant>.
Created attachment 144821 [details]
Smaller label (−1 pt) under Linux with welded dialog
Created attachment 144822 [details]
No effect under Windows: the label is the same size as others
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