Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 529954
virt-manager dialog buttons do not follow the HIG
Last modified: 2010-01-04 15:03:40 EST
Created attachment 365430 [details]
The buttons in most of virt-manager's windows and dialogs have a strange look and feel. This seems to be because the buttons are sized to fit their label. Other GTK apps and stock dialogs make the buttons slightly longer than what is actually needed to hold the label.
Also, the HIG¹ says:
"Do not use more than one or two different widths of button in the same window, and make all of them the same height. This will help give a pleasing uniform visual appearance to your window that makes it easier to use."
This rule is not honored, for example see the screenshot, which shows buttons in 56px, 43px and 63px sizes all in the same window. Compare their look with those from the file chooser shown below.
Thanks for the report, this was actually fixed upstream a few weeks ago:
Adding to F13VirtTarget, no particular urgency about backporting to Fedora 12
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 12 development cycle.
Changing version to '12'.
More information and reason for this action is here:
virt-manager-0.8.1-1.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
virt-manager-0.8.1-1.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update virt-manager'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F12/FEDORA-2009-12603
Fixed in virt-manager-0.8.2-1.fc12, now in stable.