Check Box - text left/box right

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Sun Nov 10 05:39:09 EST 2013

On 10.11.2013 07:00, Mark Wieder wrote:
> Richmond-
> Saturday, November 9, 2013, 1:30:33 PM, you wrote:
>> and, hey presto; your Checkbox name should have been shifted over to the
>> left of the check box.
> It's an interesting trick, but you have size the checkbox afterwards,
> and while the *name* of the button appears at the left of the control
> frame, the *label* still appears to the right of the checkbox.

It is NOT an "interesting trick"; it is a silly fudge.

What is even odder, is that using labelWidth, one gets a duplication of 
the NAME
of the checkbox; and that reduplication does not appear in the 'label' 
bit of the prefs palette.

If one has already set a label, one gets an awful mess on setting the 

This is something that could be addressed in an update; to allow 
checkbox buttons to
have a 'textLeft' prop that could either be true or false.

Oh, bye-the-bye; does anyone know how to get one's desktop icons with 
XFCE on the right of the screen
rather than the left; like on a Mac?


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