Sven Neumann wrote:
> if you don't like it, or it doesn't fit your screen layout, then why
> don't you just turn it off? There's a gimprc option for this and it is
Is it documented anywhere other than the gimprc file itself (and now
this mailing list too!)? In other words, is it "discoverable"?
As a long time user I'd sooner not waste that screen space either, but
it would never have dawned on me to go poking around in gimprc if I
hadn't just read your comment. I'm not sure I'd have figured out that
the Wilber was supposed to represent a drop target, either - though the
tooltip is admittedly a bit of a hint! :)
> There is no UI for it, but that should be OK. There are
> quite a few options that don't have a UI, simply because they are not
> considered important enough to clutter the preferences dialog (which is
> still way too cluttered).
As far as I can tell, the toolbox doesn't currently respond to
right-clicks at all, so perhaps it's worth considering a right-click
menu with checkboxes to replace (or just complement) the contents of the
Preferences dialog's "toolbox" page. That's how many programs, from
the Windows taskbar, to web browsers, to OpenOffice.org, allow the
visibility of optional UI elements to be set, so would probably be more
in line with user expectations than checkboxes in an already-crowded dialog.
All the best,
Alastair M. Robinson
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