On Monday 03 November 2008, Martin Nordholts wrote:
> [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> > hi guys and girls :)
> >
> > As far as we know the name, we still have to scroll the slider to reach
> > it. So what is my purpose? Could we add another shortcut to make the
> > layer name still? For example right button click. It would make my life
> > easier. :)
>
> Hi!
>
> Edit -> Preferences -> Tool Options -> Move Tool, Set layer or path as
> active
>
> Then you can select layers with the Move Tool.
>

Actually, this is the only sane way of working with GIMP at all.
I can't really understand why the default behavior had changed to the current 
one (not keeping the picked layer). Probably it was a matter of  mimicking 
the main proprietary similar program once again.

And even then, at the time of the change, I remember restoring the "classic" 
behavior as a tool option, and this was later changed from a  tool option to 
a tool preference, and got hidden deep in the preferences dialog where it 
can't be found by anyone, unless one ask the developers thenselves (like it 
just happened).
I remeber the excuse for hidding it in preferences was nto to "polutte" the 
tool options with many options. Right now, I have there: 
Move tool: 4 lines worth of options. 
Blend tool: 8 lines in the tool options
Bucket fill: 15 lines in the tool options!!!

(move tool would bump to merely 6 six lines of widgets with the option for 
the "keep selected layer"  there in plain view of everyone).

Anyone feeling like reconsidering this, unless we get layer groupign and a 
completley new way of getting to layers on gimp 2.8 ?



        js
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> BR,
> Martin
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