gtk-container, gtk-widget, g-initially-unowned, gtk-buildable, g-object, common-lisp:standard-object, common-lisp:t
The gtk-fixed widget is a container which can place child widgets at fixed positions and with fixed sizes, given in pixels. gtk-fixed 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 gtk-fixed, the following things will result in truncated text, overlapping widgets, and other display bugs:
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 application.
If you know none of these things are an issue for your application, and prefer the simplicity of gtk-fixed, by all means use the widget. But you should be aware of the tradeoffs.
See also gtk-layout, which shares the ability to perform fixed positioning of child widgets and additionally adds custom drawing and scrollability.
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