Jakub Steiner wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-07-25 at 22:27, David Neary wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > 
> > http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=78730
> > 
> > It would be nice if the Ctrl modifier did for the move tool what
> > it did for other tools and constrained movement to 22.5 degree
> > directions. The feature needs doing. Who wants it?
> The thing changed in 1.3 and now the Ctrl modifier is used to toggle the
> behaviour of the tool from pick to move current. So this may only mean
> using Shift for the constraint. 
> However this is a little inconsistent. I would suggest we go back to how
> 1.2 was in this particular tool and try to use Shift where Ctrl is being
> used in 1.3 (I have absolutely no idea how much work this is):
> Selection tools:
> ---------------
> no change (both Shift and Ctrl toggle the mode)
> Zoom tool:
> ----------
> use Shift to toggle in/out.
> Move tool:
> ----------
> use Shift to toggle pick/move current
> use Ctrl for movement constraint
> Crop tool:
> ----------
> use Shift to toggle crop/resize
> perhaps use Ctrl for keeping either 1:1 aspect ratio or the aspec ratio
> of the whole image (new feature)
> Transform tools:
> ----------------
> no change
> Flip tool:
> ----------
> use Shift instead of Ctrl
> Text tool:
> ----------
> This is a little complicated. Currently if a text layer exists and is
> selected, one can click on a pixel that has text on it. Now the tool
> options change the text attributes. Clicking on it again brings up the
> edit window. Now let's see if this is better:
> Selecting a text layer with the text tool active will automatically make
> any changes to the tool optins apply to the text layer. Clicking
> anywhere on the layer will bring up the edit dialog with the text
> loaded. A Shift modifier will toggle edit_current/new_text_layer
> behaviour. Setting default text tool parameters can be done on a
> non-text layer. I apologise Sven for thinking about this too late :/
> Fill tool:
> ----------
> There's currently no modifier to fill with patterns. Now that we have
> RGBA patterns and the feature is actually useful ;) it would be nice to
> have a similar toggle as the select tools. Shift to toggle BG fill and
> Ctrl to toggle pattern fill. The option dialog could have nice little
> buttons with a FG rectangle, BG rectangle and active pattern rectangle,
> just like the selection tools have.
> Gradient tool:
> --------------
> Shift could toggle the reverse gradient. Ctrl remains.
> Clone, Pen, Pencil, Airbrush, Dodgeburn, Blursharpen, Smudge and Eraser:
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Although Ctrl is used to toggle to picker tool, I'd leave it as it is,
> since Ctrl is used for constraints after shift is pressed.
> Ink tool:
> -------------------
> no change

How difficult would this be to do?

If it's not that difficult, what exactly needs to be done, and
are people in agreement that this is a good idea?

If so, who's going to do it?


       David Neary,
       Lyon, France

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