GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 101884
GtkCheckMenuItem doesn't show an inactive state
Last modified: 2004-12-22 21:47:04 UTC
GtkCheckMenuItem (and GtkRadioMenuItem) menu items look like regular menu
items when they are inactive.
This is not a big problem when the menu item's name is well chosen, but
even then it would be better with some visual cue. Ideally they would look
a bit like normal CheckButtons or RadioButtons.
Others have suggested that this might be a theme bug. If so, I'd like to
know of a theme that does this properly, or how a theme might do it properly.
Both the Mac and Windows do it this way, I think.
GTK+ used to have an indication of unchecked menu items
and it looked hideous.
Generally, I dont'think it is a problem for properly
You have either:
Show hidden characters
./ Show hidden characters
And it's clear that the first when is something you select
to get the hidden characters, and the second one is a
checked check menu item that you can uncheck.
Apparently the Mac actually changes it's menu items names (e.g.
"Switch Off" becomes "Switch On" so it _does_ show the untoggled
state. Of course we don't like to change menu item names, for other
However, I kind of agree anyway that this can be mostly solved by
using appropriate menu names.
This is just a "what does the default theme do" issue right, an
engine can always draw something for the unchecked indicator, I would
Created attachment 13731 [details]
Yes, Dave Bordoley created this mist_toggles.png screenshot.