On Sat, 2008-08-23 at 16:44 -0300, Guillermo Espertino wrote:
> They tell us that this layout is better for new users, but every new
> user I know (mostly when they come from windows) the first thing they do
> is closing the right docker (trying to close the program). And they
> loose it forever (they have to re-construct it if they want it back).
> That's overkill.
> That's one of the things that make gimp's UI look weird for newcomers.
> And that's frequently a problem with multiple windows UIs. You don't
> know what X closes the program and you end up closing other windows.
> I'd try to address this problem instead of thinking on mimicking other
> programs UIs looking for "familiarity".
This has been addressed in GIMP 2.5. And the change is even explained in
the release notes.
Gimp-developer mailing list