On Sat, 08 Mar 2008 04:02:40 +0100, William Skaggs
<[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Also for what it's worth, I've been a bit worried about including a
> like the one I showed, precisely because users who find it useful would
> want to have it available even after an image has been opened.
that worry could be got around by doing just that , make it available.
Right-click : remove toolbar for those who find it superfluous and want to
recover the land rights.
Opera , for example , has miriad panels and bars available with a
resonalbe subset on by default (most of which I bin rapidly to get things
the way I like to work). This config is maintained next time I use it and
gives me exactly the layout I find efficient for my work load and way of
Right-click on any toolbar or panel gives acces to a global "configure
Another useful feature in Opera setup is "make everything visible" while
selecting the elements you need. This is a horrible clutter (since this is
not a work mode) and allows you to see all that is available and keep the
bits you need and avoids clicking things on and off to find out what they
I think Opera's solution is a good example of presenting a very complex
set of tools, panels and windows that cater for many different user
senarios whilst maintaining almost complete flexibility of screen layout.
Since Gimp UI is similarly a constant challenge of screen space vs
function accessibility Opera setup may provide some useful ideas.
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