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LibreOffice will have GTK dialogs on Linux

For the next major release of LibreOffice, have a better integration with DEs on Linux.

LibreOffice, the popular free productivity tool, will be upgraded to native dialog boxes on Linux. Making it closer to the host desktop UI of the app.

LibreOffice to have GTK dialog boxes on Linux For a long time, LibreOffice dialog boxes on Linux were implemented with the VCL toolkit, which emulated the host desktop toolkit.

This has been a trend in the latest LibreOffice updates, when devs have implemented more dialogs in GTK than in VCL. On Thursday (31 October), came confirmation through a Libreoffice dev, Caoln McNamara, about it, on his blog.

In the last major releases, the GTK version for LibreOffice has had more and less dialogues made in VCL and master since this week, now there are no direct uses of the VCL dialog APIs. There are still some non-dialog utility windows and other elements to be carried, but the dialog boxes are complete.

Some GIFs provided by McNamara, where GTK 3.24 with the Adwaita theme is used.

These changes are likely to appear in LibreOffice 6.4, scheduled for January 2020.

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