[EMAIL PROTECTED] (2007-10-28 at 2029.49 -0400):
> On 10/28/07, Robert Krawitz <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Date: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 12:03:57 -0700 (PDT)
> > From: Micahel Grosberg <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> >> As an alternative, I'd like to suggest a UI setup I filched from
> >> Erdas Imagine (a GIS app). It sort-of emulates the Mac OS idea of
> >> starting an application with just a toolbar.
> >> here's the mockup (I made it long ago):
> >> http://www.geocities.com/preacher_mg/UI_gimp_menu.png
> > What image does the menu apply to? In particular, how does this work
> > with focus strictly follows mouse?
> I think the easiest way is with a "last-clicked" policy. The GIMP
> would hint to the user which image was active by either shading
> inactive images (eg, making their rulers darker) or highlighting the
> active image (eg, making the menu button brigher). Perhaps both of
> these concepts could be added to the mockup; currently it looks like
> there are 5 active windows.
For now "focus follows mouse" worked acceptably with click or keypress
anywhere in the image (mod keys like control were enough) to select
which will the layer stack show, for example.
It makes the system slightly "click to focus", but still acceptable
IMO. Personally that is what I do, as one hand is normally near the
mod keys already, and I am sure it is unable to trigger anything like
click or drag could do, so a quick shake of mouse and press & release
key goes fine (target is as big as the window, bad side effects zero).
Part of the reason it also works is the fact there is a clear display
of what is going on (selector changes and so does the layer stack), so
maybe the menu window should show such info too.
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