On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 11:01:07PM +0100, Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> How would that be specific to GIMP? The problem is that there is not
> only the combo-box. There's a full directory view below it. It's
> hidden in an expander but that doesn't change the fact that it is
> there.

"On my screen, there isn't". It doesn't matter to the user how something
is implemented internally, and that it is hidden but there. by default,
it's not there ("displayed"), and it's hard to imagine why a uI element
that is hidden and not used in many cases should require the majority of
cpu time.

> This is however completely in the GTK+ realm. It could probably
> be improved but that would have to be done in GTK+.

I don't think it's completely in the GTK+ realm. But yes, the biggets
problem is in the GTK+ realm.

> > In gimp-2.x, I seem to be unable to set shortcuts in the layers
> > dialog (and the predefined shortcuts that didn't work in 2.0 were
> > removed), so it seems gimp-2 forces me to use menus or clicking
> > icons were I could use keyboard shortcuts before.
> The entries are all available in the Image menu, so you can easily
> bind shortcuts to the entries that don't have one yet. In GIMP 2.2
> these shortcuts work globally. Even if the Layers dialog, the toolbox

Yes, that's a usability drawback for me, too :(

> limited to what appears in the menus. Perhaps you should explain that
> to the people laughing. Laugh about their ignorance.

I don't understand why they are ignorant - having to use undocumented
functionality and keyboard shortcuts without visible representation
anyhwere is a usability problem. It doesn't matter if you post information
how to wrk around that on some mailnglist.

I really find it bad that you think those people are ignorant - not
everybody can (or even will) read the source to find hidden keyboard
shortcuts. That is simply "too much" to ask from anybody.

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