On Thursday 20 November 2008, David Gowers wrote: > 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.)
The same holds for no modifier key at the moment (mouse without any keys is used already... in certain ways), I don't know if that's intentional behaviour though. A little demo: 1) Copy&paste a selection to create a floating selection ('F'). 2a) Single-click outside the float F to anchor it. - undo to go back one step - 2b) Drag outside the float: A new selection ('S') will be created to define where the floating layer F shall be applicable. Now, my proposal to handle the Alt key from this situation on: 3a) Alt+click creates a new "real" layer (single-click is equivalent to 2a). 3b) Alt+drag performs the selection tool's "Alt" behvaiour, as is currently indicated in the status bar: "Click-Drag to move the selection mask" (click-drag is equivalent to 2b). Other key events (like scroll buttons, as you suggested) could be bound to that as well, of course. I am aware this would mean further overloading of tools, so more I welcome more comments and discussion. Daniel
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