On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 12:02:23PM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote: > > Why is she using the file open dialog at all? She could as well use > the file manager and drag the files into GIMP.
That's annoying. At work, on WinXP, I have a number of 'necessary' windows open at all time, to do cellphone game development: My project folder The Visual Studio window A build directory A target directory for dragging-and-dropping builds WinCVS Email client That's already cluttered enough, and WinXP's lack of usable virtual desktops[*] makes it even more annoying to try to open more windows. Especially since I can't tell Gimp "Stay above other windows." And even if I could, it would be irritating if a window full of files just HAPPENED to appear 'under' the Gimp window. So yeah, I almost ALWAYS use "File->Open", and almost never use drag-n-drop. [*] I've tried the Microsoft "PowerToy" for virtual desktops. It's utterly useless. Doubly-so since it (1) rearranges the window listing in the taskbar, and (2) Visual Studio is a piece of crap, and does stuff like unminimize when you switch between virtual desktops. > The file open dialog should really only be used if the file isn't > readily selected elsewhere which should be rather unlikely if you > are working in a document oriented way. 99% of the time, even if I'm just manipulating digital photos, I open all of the files at once. I find it easier to with an "Open" dialog than it is with either Windows' file explorer or the Konqueror file manager. I mean, maybe it's because I'm stuck at 1024x768, but I just don't have lots of room for dragging and dropping files from file manager windows. *shrug* > Also, you might want to explain bookmarks to your wife. She might find > the dialog a lot more usable then. The bookmarks are okay, until you end up having 5 different folders called "bitmaps", and it's impossible to tell which project folder it's from. (I use fairly standardized folder heirarchies and makefiles at work, so every game has a "bitmaps" folder.) Bookmarking more than one folder with a particular name causes confusion, since you can't tell which is which. Perhaps I should post a wishlist item to Gimp's bug tracker. :^) When there are multiple bookmarks pointing to folders with the same name, show more context. e.g.: supergame\bitmaps testapp\bitmaps -- -bill! Linux vs Windows studies can be divided into: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 1. Studies paid for by Microsoft http://newbreedsoftware.com/ 2. Studies that conclude Linux wins _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimpfirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.xcf.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer