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Saturday, November 27th 2010, 2:56pm

When will Qt fully support Windows 7?

I would like to use Qt to develop applications that run on a variety of operating systems of which Windows 7 is one of the most important. However, I find that this OS is not fully supported by Qt. When I run my application on Windows 7 it looks much more like a Windows XP application because the primary font used is Tahoma instead of the Windows 7 standard of Segoe UI. Worse still is that a strange mix of fonts is actually used with liberal use of Tahoma mixed in with some usage of Segoe UI.



Why is this so? I thought Qt was supposed to be using native widgets? Native Windows 7 widgets do not use Tahoma. There are a *few* situations where a Windows 7 is exposed to Tahoma but these are principally in older apps that have not been updated properly. Almost nowhere in the actual Windows 7 OS is Tahoma used so why use it in Qt?



Typically, Windows users are very intolerant of non-native looking apps and so am I and using Tahoma so much makes a Qt app stand out noticeably. I see no reason for Qt to use Tahoma, why not just use the default OS font?