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Re: Gtk scrollbar: thumb too short

From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: Gtk scrollbar: thumb too short
Date: 02 Apr 2003 13:42:59 +0900

Luc Teirlinck <address@hidden> writes:
>    I think that if this is the worry, it's groundless, because the emacs
>    extensions are just that -- extensions, which extrapolate existing
>    behavior, not really arbitrary differences in details, which is the
>    usual case of problems arising with lookalike implemenations.
> It is a little bit more complicated than that.  The Emacs behavior
> would be an alternative behavior, not an extension.

My claim is that in practice, this doesn't matter, because they're
`close enough.'  Users will gain far more from exploiting the similarity
in behavior than they'll lose by being confused over the differences.

That, and my desire for a consistent look (which I think is very common)
between applications, are why I say that emacs should definitely use GTK
scrollbars, not something gratuitously funky-looking just to make the
point that there's a difference.

I suppose emacs could use a GTK scrollbar with the text `THIS IS NOT A
GTK SCROLLBAR' emblazoned in the trough... :-)

P.S.  All information contained in the above letter is false,
      for reasons of military security.

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