On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 6:35 AM, David Gowers <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > Hi, > > On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 2:34 AM, Daniel Hornung <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> On Thursday 20 November 2008, David Gowers wrote: >>> >>> 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? >> >> Sorry, I think there's a misunderstanding here: >> >> I proposed a mouse-driven way to create a new layer from an existing floating >> selection. (And not to paste the current (floating) selection into the > Okay then, 'New layer' button does this (unless you also want to keep > the floating layer around -- that can be done too with a bit of > scripting). There is also a 'new layer' action available that you can > bind a key to, that does the same thing.
Oops, I see you originally suggested modifier-clicking to create a new layer. Sorry, I do not agree with that proposition, it seems too fiddly to me -- esp. because there is no reliably free modifier key. (Alt is only unused by paint, transform (and color?) tools; All selection tools use Alt.) Now if we could bind actions to mouse gestures, this kind of thing would come up less often I think. However, are you aware you could bind Alt+scrollwheel-up to new-layer to achieve a very similar result? This works properly with all tools, too, since it is genuinely non-conflicting. David _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer