On Sunday 10 August 2008, Akkana Peck wrote:
> Martin Nordholts writes:
> > Hi
> > There is a little button in the upper right corner of each image
> > window with the tooltip "Zoom image when window size changes".
> > I have never used this and I can't figure out in what way it is
> > useful.
> It's useful in that it lets you scale the window exactly as big
> as you want -- you're not limited to 25%, 33%, 50%, 100% etc.
> That said ...
> > Does anyone ever use it?
> I don't (partly because I always forget it's there). I set the
> "Resize on zoom" preference, and usually scale with the +/-/1 keys.
> > I suggest we replace it with a shortcut to the "Resize window on
> > zoom" option which I find much more useful.
> > Does anyone have any objections to this? Should some completely
> > other feature be accessible through that button?
> It seems odd to devote space to toggling a preference like that
> ... in theory, the current functionality seems more useful since
> it lets you do something that isn't otherwise possible. But as
> I said, I don't actually use it very often in practice. And it's
> not very discoverable. I didn't know from the tooltip what it would
> do and only found out by experimentation. It might be clearer if
> the tooltip added a few words, e.g. "Zoom image to fit window
> when window size changes" or "Zoom image proportionally when window
> size changes".
I don'tṫ know how many people actually rely on this toggle. But this
is a usefull behavior when you scale up small image by a 2 or 3 times
factor (rather usefull), and could be anooying when scalling down.
So maybe, one thing would be to make GIMP's defuaslt behavior to be:
- if the image is scaled up and the window is smaller than a certain
percent of the screen(like 60%, or space for the main window +
dockables at the sides), the iamge window would increase in size
- if the image is scaled down, do not reduce window size. (Or reduce
to the minimum size where all menus would fit in the menu bar)
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