Bug 32500 (GTK) - [META] GTK style doesn't draw some elements via GTK
Summary: [META] GTK style doesn't draw some elements via GTK
Status: NEW
Alias: GTK
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: UI (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: Other All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
Depends on: 46973 71219 84412 62396
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Reported: 2010-12-18 11:27 UTC by Ruslan Kabatsayev
Modified: 2017-09-11 20:17 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Implement menu separators (5.66 KB, text/plain)
2011-04-08 06:26 UTC, Michael Natterer

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Description Ruslan Kabatsayev 2010-12-18 11:27:01 UTC
Some elements in LibreOffice UI are drawn via native renderer, though GTK style is supposed to be used. This includes:
- Arrows and separators in menus and toolbars
- Checkboxes in toolbars
- Headers and borders of multiple-column lists (e.g. Tools->Customize->Events)
Comment 1 Jan Holesovsky 2010-12-21 08:23:24 UTC
This would actually be an interesting Easy Hack for somebody who has a bit of Gtk+ experience (not too much), and willingness to play with pixels :-)

Whoever interested, please contact me on the #libreoffice channel on irc.freenode.net (kendy) if you are interested in details.
Comment 2 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2010-12-30 13:34:15 UTC
Here're some more elements.

- listview selection rectangles
- (?) page scale slider in Writer
- shadows of document view
- formula entry in Calc
- splitters (the ones which are used to resize toolbars by dragging)

> - Checkboxes in toolbars
I meant menus
Comment 3 Michael Meeks 2011-01-21 12:42:44 UTC
Some dump for archive from IRC:

the gtk+ native widget code lives in vcl/unx/gtk/source/*

it is easy to find: just do 'g grep gtk_' in the toplevel ;-)

you really need to read the salnativewidgets-gtk.cxx module, and the API that that uses.

the menu stuff (eg.) is quite simple - vcl/source/window/menu.cxx (probably) in there somewhere - and renders the spaces in quite a silly way no doubt at the moment :-)

I -think- the tooltips are tied into this "QuickHelp" concept in vcl/source/window/toolbox.cxx as in 'RequestHelp' eg.
Comment 4 Michael Meeks 2011-01-21 12:44:37 UTC
If you badly want to get native (curved) tooltip windows (and so on)

Perhaps the best way to get truly native menus/toolbars [ which would be cool ] would be to hack the 'framework/' code - that implements UNO interfaces for these - to create gtk+ widgets instead natively I suspect. But that is quite some work, and will need rather some re-factoring to share code [ which would be fun anyway ]
Comment 5 Michael Natterer 2011-04-08 06:26:01 UTC
Created attachment 45419 [details]
Implement menu separators

Attached patch gtk-natively draws menu separators.
Comment 6 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi 2011-04-12 03:07:32 UTC
Thanks, pushed to master.
Comment 7 Don't use this account, use tml@iki.fi 2011-04-12 03:08:43 UTC
Ah, was that patch just for a part of what is listed in the initial comment? Should this be re-opened?
Comment 8 Michael Natterer 2011-04-12 03:17:29 UTC
Yes, just one issue, bug needs to stay open.
Comment 9 Kristian Rietveld 2011-04-23 03:27:15 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> Here're some more elements.

Another element which does not follow GTK+ style: the combo boxes for Menu/Save In in tools->customize->menus and Toolbar/Save In in tools->customize->toolbars.  Note that the combo boxes/option menus for Menu/Toolbar and Modify seem to more closely resemble the GTK+ style.
Comment 10 Kristian Rietveld 2011-04-24 08:44:07 UTC
FWIW I am currently looking into drawing the headers of multiple-column lists via native renderer (almost done actually) and will look into listview selection rectangles after that.
Comment 11 Stefano Facchini 2011-06-08 04:39:22 UTC
(In reply to comment #9)
> Another element which does not follow GTK+ style: the combo boxes for Menu/Save
> In in tools->customize->menus and Toolbar/Save In in
> tools->customize->toolbars.

Do you (or anyone else) know where is the source code for the "Customize" window? I'd like to try something on this but I can't locate a starting point. Maybe the framework/ directory, but where exactly?
Comment 12 Kristian Rietveld 2011-06-11 08:04:57 UTC
(In reply to comment #11)
> Do you (or anyone else) know where is the source code for the "Customize"
> window? I'd like to try something on this but I can't locate a starting point.
> Maybe the framework/ directory, but where exactly?

Try components/cui/source/customize.
Comment 13 Tomasz Sałaciński 2011-10-16 13:49:57 UTC
There are some other issues:

- Popup menus are drawn wrong (wrong size of items in menu)
- Rulers look very bad (see: http://luxperpetua.net/lo-screenshot.jpg). It seems it uses frame widget code, because frames in options dialog are bad too.
- Outline around button labels (no widget toolkit seems to be using that). See http://luxperpetua.net/lo-buttons.jpg

Except from that I can't see anything that would disrupt user from work. Does anyone know where is the GTK menu code and ruler/frame code?
Comment 14 Tomasz Sałaciński 2011-10-16 13:51:00 UTC
Maybe instead of custom dialogs Libreoffice could offer toolkit-specific dialog? GtkMessageDialog for instance for GTK?
Comment 15 Ruslan Kabatsayev 2011-10-19 07:48:45 UTC
Another element which looks quite alien is the "More buttons" button of toolbars (see this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/wrIdl.png ).
I'm not sure how this could be themed, since there's no such widget in GTK, but there needs to be a way for the theme engine to detect this widget and draw it as it should. I'd suggest using g_object_set_data() with data set to a string which would easily identify this button, and key set to somthing like "LibreOffice.GTKStyle".
Comment 16 Michael Meeks 2012-05-08 13:39:15 UTC
Michael's patch got merged (or something like it), plenty more to do there though - pwrt. gtk3 :-)
Comment 17 Florian Reisinger 2012-05-18 09:55:57 UTC
Deleted "Easyhack" from summary.
Comment 18 Michael Stahl (CIB) 2012-07-05 07:08:06 UTC
Comment on attachment 45419 [details]
Implement menu separators

patch found pushed as 8311743913982b775e4791bd6ee3e5670cab1c16,
removing "patch" flag so it doesn't turn up in bugzilla searches.
Comment 19 Björn Michaelsen 2013-10-04 18:46:57 UTC
adding LibreOffice developer list as CC to unresolved EasyHacks for better visibility.

see e.g. http://nabble.documentfoundation.org/minutes-of-ESC-call-td4076214.html for details
Comment 20 Adolfo Jayme 2014-07-03 06:59:09 UTC
As this bug’s scope isn’t narrow, I’m turning it into a metabug, adding more specific tasks to its “Depends on” field.
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Comment 22 Adolfo Jayme 2014-10-23 17:36:30 UTC
Dear QA bot: this bug is obviously still relevant ;-)
Comment 23 Joel Madero 2014-10-23 17:38:12 UTC
Yes - I'm an idiot, wrong query - SOB....apologies
Comment 24 Robinson Tryon (qubit) 2015-12-14 06:18:13 UTC
Migrating Whiteboard tags to Keywords: (easyHack, topicUI)
Comment 25 Björn Michaelsen 2016-01-26 17:26:39 UTC
removing skillLinux keyword. There is no such thing at https://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Development/Easy_Hacks/lists/by_Required_Skill and having a "skill*" keyword makes the easyHack not even appear on that page even in "uncategorized".
Comment 26 Samuel Mehrbrodt (CIB) 2016-02-02 11:39:23 UTC
removing EasyHack keywords as per comment 20.