1. If this is to be a poll of user preferences, my vote is to keep
things as they are. The first reason has to do with hidden
functionality (as previously discussed) and the second is that this
*is* an issue of "user preference" with, what I would guess is, about
a 50/50 split; since half the people will be happy/unhappy regardless,
I suggest expending efforts on things that will increase the amount of
satisfaction amongst users (not just shift it around).
2. If the suggestion is being made that new layers be restricted to
image size, I am strongly opposed. If it is that removing the size
specification eliminates the need for a dialog; I would ask how the
other options (name and fill type) should be handled.
3. I must be misunderstanding this; I have never seen the GIMP exhibit
this behavior (unless the layers are linked).
4. My personal opinion is that the "menu across the top" is one of the
most archaic and ill-conceived holdovers of MacOS. It is the GUI
equivalent of a "flat name-space" and hinders a window manager from
managing windows (think thin clients accessing a server running the
As an alternative to the "tool button opens up an array of tool
buttons", might I propose that the toolbar itself be made into a
"kiosk" arrangement with multiple sides that hold different
configuration of buttons (each one a user-defined toolbar which might
even duplicate buttons on the other sides). Arrows at the top would
allow you to switch between different tool setups. This would seem to
be (relatively) easy to accomplish and retain user configurability and
5. I don't really use the GIMP for much text editing. No comment.
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