RaphaŽl Quinet ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) wrote:
> On 24 Nov 2003 17:04:37 +0100, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > It is even raised when the last image window is closed. It is treated
> > special when you hit Tab. All this makes it the leader window of the
> > GIMP application.
> But could you explain to a newbie _why_ this is like that? Is there a
> reason why only that window (which includes a dock) is raised when the
> last image window is closed and why this one is treated differently
> when you press Tab? Why don't we do the same thing for all docks?
Actually the "raising" action that Sven mentioned is a side-effect
of the Tab-Feature. I'm pretty sure that you know about it, but it
appears garbled in your description.
* The first <Tab> in an image window hides the toolbox and the docks
* The second <Tab> lets the toolbox reappear
* The third <Tab> also lets the docks reappear.
Basically the Tab key cycles between Full blown GUI, Toolbox only, just
image windows. And IMHO the possibility to have a reduced GUI
(Toolbox only) seems useful to me.
Of course we have to make sure that a window of the Gimp is visible when
the last image window gets closed. So we make sure that the toolbox
gets _present()ed again , when the last open image gets closed.
So the Toolbox Window is different, because it is by definition the
minimal GIMP GUI.
Hope this clears things up.
 There lurks an annoyance here: this step actually should be omitted
when actually closing the GIMP. I sometimes have the effect that I
shut down the Gimp (living in its own Viewport), switch to a different
Viewport and want to do something different and *oops* Sawfish switches
back (because the toolbox got _present()ed) and I have to watch the
Shutdown process of the GIMP.
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