I am asking this because I have a small niggle with the border filter. I don't 
know if it's by design or accident, that's why I'm asking here first before 
filing a feature-request/bug report...
The following happens and at first I was puzzled what was going on:
- I loaded an image
- added a border
- then I wanted to apply unsharp mask filter (I forgot it in the steps 
In the preview of the unsharp mask filter I now had only the background that 
one usually gets when an area where nothing is drawn is visible. I shortly 
later found out that the "add border"-filter does open a new layer which is 
still (at least partially) selected and is taken in as the base of the 
preview for the unsharp mask filter, although the latter does seem to be 
applied to the background layer where my image resides in. 
So either the layer handling does seem to be off a bit with regards to the 
preview area of the unsharp mask filter, or the filter shouldn't end with the 
border layer being selected or my understanding of the whole concept of a 
layer in this regard needs an update.
Karl Günter Wünsch
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