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Class Gtk.Fixed

Import line: Gtk =;
GIR File: Gtk-3.0.gir
C documentation: GtkFixed
Class : Fixed
Implements: Atk.ImplementorIface, Gtk.Buildable
Extends: Gtk.Container
The GtkFixed widget is a container which can place child widgets
at fixed positions and with fixed sizes, given in pixels. GtkFixed
performs no automatic layout management.
For most applications, you should not use this container! It keeps
you from having to learn about the other GTK+ containers, but it
results in broken applications. With GtkFixed, the following
things will result in truncated text, overlapping widgets, and
other display bugs:

Themes, which may change widget sizes.

Fonts other than the one you used to write the app will of course
change the size of widgets containing text; keep in mind that
users may use a larger font because of difficulty reading the
default, or they may be using Windows or the framebuffer port of
GTK+, where different fonts are available.

Translation of text into other languages changes its size. Also,
display of non-English text will use a different font in many

In addition, the fixed widget can't properly be mirrored in
right-to-left languages such as Hebrew and Arabic. i.e. normally
GTK+ will flip the interface to put labels to the right of the
thing they label, but it can't do that with GtkFixed. So your
application will not be usable in right-to-left languages.
Finally, fixed positioning makes it kind of annoying to add/remove
GUI elements, since you have to reposition all the other
elements. This is a long-term maintenance problem for your
If you know none of these things are an issue for your application,
and prefer the simplicity of GtkFixed, by all means use the
widget. But you should be aware of the tradeoffs.
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