On Mon, Jun 20, 2005 at 08:56:07AM +0800, Leon Brooks wrote:
> On Monday 20 June 2005 02:04, Carol Spears wrote:
> > On Sun, Jun 19, 2005 at 05:11:08PM +0200, Karine Delvare wrote:
> >> "Alastair M. Robinson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> >>> I can only speak for myself, of course, but personally, I end up
> >>> unfolding the directory view perhaps 90-95% of the times I used
> >>> the dialog.  The only time I generally don't need to expand the
> >>> directory view is if I'm just saving off an existing image in a
> >>> different file format.
> >> I have the opposite experience : I tend to group images of a
> >> drawing session / photo manipulations session in one directory, so
> >> when I save my first image I unfold the directory view to pick a
> >> bookmark and create a subdirectory in it, but from then every new
> >> save will only need the folded dialog, which is small and
> >> uncluttered, to my liking.
> > is it within your ability to understand that there are still several
> > people who have been using gimp since the 1.0 development era and
> > expect configurability?
> I don't think Karine was speaking against configurability as such, just 
> in favour of the default.
> Would a simple "push-pin" toggle control to optionally stick the default 
> configuration one way or the other be difficult to implement?
that is the issue.  a good thing for beginners has been foisted on

"just blindly type into the selector" is terrible advice for how to use
something.  especially software.


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