mcs-manager dialog too wide

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Sat Apr 1 22:28:44 CEST 2006

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Adriano Winter Bess wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 01, 2006 at 11:54:12AM -0800, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>> You definitely should NOT be putting newlines in the translated text
>> (actually, I think gettext will barf on this since the number of
>> newlines in msgid and msgstr don't match).  The correct way would be to
>> do as you're doing in the code, except you really want:
>> gtk_misc_set_alignment(GTK_MISC(label), 0.5, 0.5);
>> Gtk is rather unintuitive when dealing with label alignment...
> Thanks for the hint. In fact, gettext did not complain because of the different
> number of newlines, but anyway it didn't look like the best thing to be done. In
> my opinion this problem has nothing do with alignment, but it is related to line
> breaking and proper justification.
> I saw in the xfce-mcs-manager code that line wrapping is set to TRUE for the
> labels, but the line wrapping doesn't happen at all unless the label width is
> explicitely restricted through gtk_widget_set_size_request(). Of course it would
> still need proper justification. Maybe we could agree on a "maximum width" for
> the buttons?

That would be fine, if you can account for font size somehow.  Or maybe
just make it icon_width + some_constant.  I dunno.  Maybe just play
around with some different numbers at different screen resolutions and
different font sizes?


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