On 24 Apr 2002, at 10:41, RaphaŽl Quinet wrote:

> I got a reply from Miles O'Neal about my previous messsage.  Since he
> cannot post to the list, here is his reply followed by my comments:
> On Tue, 23 Apr 2002 11:34:01 -0500, "Miles O'Neal" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> wrote:
> On Tue, 23 Apr 2002 15:41:08 +0200, "RaphaŽl Quinet"
> <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > I am not sure that I understand the point about
> > the focus behavior.  The shortcut keys will only
> > be received by the window that has the current
> > focus.  What I was suggesting is that the GIMP
> > checks explicitely if the coordinates of the mouse
> > pointer are within the image window.  If it is in the
> > image window (regardless of the focus model), then
> > the GIMP would zoom towards that point.  If not,
> > then the current zoom behavior would be used.

> I understand that.  My point is that with "focus follows
> pointer", there is a very high probability that the cursor
> will be in the image window, but not where the user is
> looking.
> Yes, it *could* be elsewhere within the image panel, but
> since the image usually dominates the real estate, the
> most likely place for the cursor is inside the image window,
> itself. If you're mostly used to "click to focus", this may
> not make sense unless you switch models (usually via
> your window manager) and play around.

> It's not a major disaster if zoom center defaults to cursor
> pointer - just an annoyance. If it annoys far less people than
> the current behavior, that's OK.  I have no idea what the
> percentage of users is that uses each type of focus.

The proposed keyboard shortcut _only_ zooms around the mouse pointer
because you want it to. Just like the paint brush paints because you
want it to. You would not use the short cut if you did not want to
zoom the area around the mouse pointer

I don't think the proposal tries to replace the existing zoom tools,
but add an extra one.

branko collin
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