On Friday 15 May 2009 19:57:39 Sven Neumann wrote: > > DEFGHIJK|12345|ABC > > DEFGHIJK|12345|ABC > > > > What is your definition of "focusing on that area"? Focusing on the > 5 for means having 5 under the mouse pointer. > Now how can you possibly argue that this is not intuitive and > useful? I seriously don't understand your problem. Nor do I > understand what changes you are suggesting.
That's because you don't consider that focusing on "5" means what the user would like to do -- possible some alteration, or copying some fragment. Let's say you are the program (gimp), I ask you in natural language "Sven, I would like to work on 5 a bit, could you please show it to me". What would you do -- give me: a) K12345 b) 12345A If you think about intelligent anticipation of course (b) is more valueable because it presents the context of the "5", while (a) presents irrelevant information ("K"). With (a) there is _zero_ new data relevant to "5". With current behaviour I have to cover those shortcomings and scroll all the time. > > Possible solution: > > ------------------ > > The centering idea -- please note that I am open to any other > > idea that would lead to productivity boost. Let's focus on zoom > > out: * I point out the area > > * I zoom out > > * gimp know which area I would like to focus on, so the whole > > image is scrolled > > in such way, that the area "travels" towards center of the window > > How is the center of the window relevant? What counts is what's > under the cursor as that is where you are going to work next. Nope. What counts is the context of the data, because it is _relevant_. Data shown 1000 pixels distant from where I work are far less useful than data 1 pixel away, which I cannot see because gimp didn't showed it to me. Currently the image is "glued" to the mouse cursor which I don't find any useful -- I would like to see "big picture" (or "more details"), I move the mouse anyway. Cheers, _______________________________________________ Gimp-developer mailing list Gimp-developer@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-developer