>   I'm attempting to overcome my fear of GUIs.  Playing with FXRuby right now
> (great stuff, but you already knew that).  :)
> 
>   Does anyone know of a simple and at least somewhat cross-platform way to
> embed a browser in a GUI with one of the available toolkits?

1) X toolkits don't like to embed each others widgets. See
   http://www.freedesktop.org/standards/ for communication and especially
   Xembed on this.
2) who gets ALT-arrow, the application or the embedded browser?

May be Ruby Gnome is worth a look

Bye,
Kero.