On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 11:02:20AM -0800, Akkana Peck wrote:
> [pre- vs. post- selection delay]
> > I estimate the chance that one is not taking a screenshot of GIMP
> > itself as higher than 50%. So you need time to get GIMP out
> > of the way.
> To get the screenshot dialog out of the way, you mean?
> Is it really that common to screenshoot a single window which is
> so large that there isn't room for both it and the screenshot dialog
> on the screen at the same time?

Yes. I always reserve a workspace for GIMP, though.

> To the list: does anyone here actually uses the delay for that purpose?
> The people who have asked for before-screenshot delay mostly seem to
> want time to switch desktops (a valid reason but surely not a 99% case).

In my case, I use a short delay just to switch workspace most 
of the time. Sometimes I need more delay for some menu or popup.

> Steve Stavropoulos' interface, with the two clearly explained
> delays, seems so much easier to understand than trying to intuit
> a mouse-already-down behavior.

I think so, too.

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