Re: [code] Re: Toggle menubar visibility

From: Mitchell <m.att.foicica.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 08:19:36 -0400 (EDT)

Hi Robert,

On Wed, 23 Mar 2016, Robert Gieseke wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Am 22/03/16 um 18:10 schrieb Carlos Pita:
>> Robert, since I use your base16 themes I will ask you something more at
>> the risk of going off-topic:
>>
>> One of the reasons I want to hide the menu is theme inconsistency
>> between gtk and the rest of textadept. And this is also true of the
>> unhideable status bar. At first, I thought I didn't want to change my
>> entire gtk theme but just to tweak my .gtkrc a bit in order to make up
>> the status bar. But it's not really possible to change the status bar bg
>> without changing other textadept widgets bg, and so I found myself in
>> the way of writing a full fledged gtk theme, which I want to avoid at
>> any rate. Now, there are a couple of numix base16 adaptations for gtk
>> around the web. To build a generic base16 template from them (at least
>> for gtk2) seems pretty easy: there are just 10-20 colors to set. What do
>> you think of adding a gtkrc template to your theme collection so as to
>> let the user skin textadept completely, including the gtk parts?
>
> Sounds like a worthwile idea. I just did the Textadept template for the
> base16-builder[1], but I agree that it should be fairly easy to build a
> gtkrc template. Maybe a separate repo for these would be better, because
> at the moment you can clone the complete repo into ~/.textadept/themes
> which I think is quite useful.
>
> More generally, maybe the status bar could be a text buffer as well. I
> think many editors have them editable and stylable that way.
>
> Mitchell, have you ever considered this?

No, and I'm not convinced it's worth doing (keeping track of all those
buffers in C gets tedious!). I'm also not aware of any editors that do
that.

Cheers,
Mitchell

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