Author: Mats Bengtsson <[email protected]>
This TIP proposes a new option for the tk_messageBox for text that is less significant than the -message text.
Several platforms have a native feature of alert dialogs that includes messages with both a bold or large font, and a text in fine print, which gives more detail to the actual message. Both Mac OS 8/9 and Mac OS X include such a feature. This TIP suggests that this should be intruduced on all platforms, with the text to be displayed in that format specified using a new option -detail. In those cases where it is not straightforward to distinguish between the -message and -detail option contents, they should be combined into a single piece of text in a way that makes sense on the platform.
The proposed change is now implemented as a loadable extension (in C) on Mac OS X http://hem.fyristorg.com/matben/download/MovableAlerts.dmg .
The following images show the present (8.4.4) message box on AquaTk, and the proposed one.
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