Look and Feel in LC8

Roger Guay irog at mac.com
Fri Mar 11 10:27:46 EST 2016


That makes sense. Thanks, Peter.


> On Mar 11, 2016, at 2:39 AM, Peter TB Brett <peter.brett at livecode.com> wrote:
> 
> On 11/03/2016 01:26, Roger Guay wrote:
>> Sorry if I missed this in prior posts, but what happened to the Look
>> and Feel option in the View menu? Isn’t this a serious omission?
> 
> The "Look and Feel" options were removed from the menu bar, because it's
> technically impossible to make them work the way that users would
> naively expect them to work.
> 
> Specifically, LiveCode 8 uses a "native" theme by default.  This
> requires platform-specific libraries to be available (for example, the
> OS X button is actually *drawn* by OS X, not by LiveCode, when you use
> the "native" theme).  OS X theming APIs are not available on Linux, and
> Windows theming APIs are not available on OS X, and so on.
> 
> Enabling an OS X look and feel on Linux cannot result in the stack
> looking the way it would if you were running it on OS X.
> 
> You can still set the look and feel from the message box or script.
> 
>                                  Peter
> 
> 
> 
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> Dr Peter Brett <peter.brett at livecode.com>
> LiveCode Open Source Team
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