On 10/13/06, Øyvind Kolås <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: [...]
I guess you should have a menu or a similar interface in addition/tandem with a query interface.
Yes, that's what I am suggesting. I do think the that the menu is unnecessary. For example, see the Archy project, started by user interface expert Jef Raskin, http://www.raskincenter.org/. But I am afraid that if I suggest replacing the menu, there will be so much opposition that the query interface will never be implemented and integrated into GIMP. World domination will come more sneakily :-)
I have implemented a similar solution in my prototypes of more advanced layer interfaces and added one more thing, items can exist in multiple locations in the menu system with the aim to make it easier finding what you are looking for when only browsing the menu as well.
Adding an item to more than one menu is probably a good idea. It must have been tried before, and perhaps even user tested, but I haven't researched to know whether it was useful or confusing.
http://pippin.gimp.org/tmp/search-menu.gif contains a recorded animation of the UI elements I've been using.
I did not understand what is the purpose of the interface in the animation. I see that you have some searching, but there is a lot of use of the mouse, which is generally inefficient. _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer