On Tue, Aug 10, 2004 at 07:49:53AM -0700, William Skaggs wrote:
> Sven Neumann wrote:
> > I don't think this needs any further discussion. I doubt that anyone
> > would seriously disagree that floating selections should be removed or
> > at least reduced. The point is that it needs an experienced GIMP
> > hacker who wants to tackle this task. 
> There is an almost trivial way of making floating selections 
> disappear from the user's point of view:  just cause any
> operation that creates a floating selection to automatically
> convert it to a new layer.
> The problem with this is that it would eliminate some very
> useful functionality:  the ability to paste into a layer mask
> or selection mask (in QMask mode).  Actually, it isn't obvious
> to me what even an experienced Gimp hacker could do to keep
> this functionality while removing floating selections.
leave Selection -->Float there.

make all other paste operations paste directly into a new layer.  allow
Floating Selections all the priveleges and cpu it historically has had.


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