What would be nice is a manual entry box for moving the measure tool
markers around (in the Tool Options for measure). This way you could type
in the exact value(s) you want, and use ctrl-click and alt-click to make
your markers how you like with better precision than the mouse pointer
allows.

Just a thought.
-C

On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 9:23 PM, wwp <subscr...@free.fr> wrote:

> Hello C,
>
>
> On Mon, 9 May 2016 21:02:21 +0100 C R <caj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > This is also sub-function of the measure tool.
> > To create a horizontal guide, place a marker on the spot, and ctrl-click
> it
> > To create a vertical guide, place a marker on the spot and alt-click it
>
> Nice too, thanks for the tip! :-)
>
>
> Regards,
>
> > On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:54 PM, Alexandre Prokoudine <
> > alexandre.prokoud...@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 10:47 PM, wwp wrote:
> > > > Hello there,
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I wonder if the idea of a point-and-click tool to create guides could
> > > > be a good one?
> > > >
> > > > The idea there is to directly create guides with a minimum number of
> > > > clicks in order to speed up a production process. It is based upon my
> > > > (long, subjective and perfectible) experience w/ the Gimp 2.x.
> > > >
> > > > The way of doing it could be, for instance: in one click you pick the
> > > > create-guide tool from the side dock, then you click on the image:
> > > > it creates a horizontal or vertical guide at this click's x or y -
> > > > horizontal or vertical axis could be determined using ctrl or shift
> > > > modifier. Clicking in the margin (outside the layer boundary) could
> be
> > > > even more intuitive, up/down margin to create vertical guides,
> > > > left/right to create horizontal ones, still for instance. While
> moving
> > > > the mouse pointer with this tool, a "live" guide shadow could be
> > > > displayed, in order to provide a visual clue about the guide location
> > > > that you validate when you click to create it.
> > > >
> > > > Any thought?
> > >
> > > Just to make sure I get it right...
> > >
> > > Instead of
> > >
> > > 1. Hovering your mouse pointer over the ruler.
> > > 2. Clicking, dragging, and releasing the mouse button to create a new
> > > guide.
> > >
> > > ...you want
> > >
> > > 1. Hover your mouse pointer over the toolbox above the
> > > 'point-and-click tool' and click it.
> > > 2. Go to the location where you want a guide and use a modifier to
> > > create either vertical or horizontal (or both) guides.
> > >
> > > Unless I'm terribly mistaken, that's about the same amount of step in
> > > comparison to something that has been around for years :) You you get
> > > guide position preview too.
> > >
> > > Hmmm? :)
> > >
> > > Alex
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