On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 6:41 AM, Daniel Hornung <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Hi,
> in case it's not too late (meaning "a brand-new floating selection replacement
> is to be implemented soon"), I have a small proposal to make the current
> behaviour a bit more user-friendly:
> While working on a floating selection, clicking outside the floating selection
> with a modifier key pressed ("Alt" seems to be free for that at the moment), a
> new layer should be created in the same way as pressing the "new layer" button
> in the layers dialog.
> Current status:
> When the mouse is outside the floating selection, a single click will anchor
> the floating selection to its current "parent" layer. This behaviour is also
> announced in the status bar.
> Rationale:
> Creating a new layer from a floating selection is needed about as often as
> anchoring it (if not more often). Thus a handy way to do this without moving
> the mouse across the desktop should be provided. There seems to be a default
> shortcut for this already (Ctrl+Shit+N), but esp. for tablet users a single
> click would be faster. Alt+click doesn't seem to be used for anything special
> at the moment yet.
> What do you think?
This is usually effectively the same as pasting (ctrl+V for most
people, Insert for me). Is creating a floating selection that does not
match the clipboard contents a common use case, or do we just need to
document this behaviour better?

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