On Wed, 2006-08-09 at 15:50 -0700, William Skaggs wrote:
> Rectangle Controls: An expander containing a set of spinbuttons and
> checkboxes used for specifying the shape of the rectangle
> numerically. There are checkboxes for "fixed width", "fixed
> height", and "fixed aspect". If any of these are activated, then
> the number entered in the corresonding spinbutton will be used to
> set the relevant dimension of the rectangle, and will not be
> affected by any mouse actions. It is possible for more than one to
> be activated. If, for example, both "fixed width" and "fixed
> height" are active, then the shape of the rectangle will be fixed,
> and dragging any edge or corner will simply move the rectangle as a
> At the bottom of the Controls are a set of four spinsbuttons that
> can be used to change the coordinates of the rectangle corners.
> Changing any of these has the same effect as dragging one of the
> rectangle edges using the mouse, including the application of any
> constraints that are active.
This part needs to be entirely redesigned. I didn't realize until now
that you actually meant this to be the final state of the tool options.
I always assumed that the controls are just there as a way to play with
the internal properties. The properties are probably fine but I don't
think we can present this to our users. It's way too complex and people
have already expressed their concerns about it, especially when it comes
to specifying the aspect ratio.
I suggest that we look at the old rect select and crop tools for this.
Their user interface was IMO a lot cleaner and more intuitive.
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