On Fri, 2009-05-15 at 21:42 +0200, Maciej Pilichowski wrote:
> On Friday 15 May 2009 21:23:57 Sparr wrote:
> > When you paste a second time, the first paste should still be
> > visible and selected(?) and the floating selection is the current
> > drawable, and thus the second paste end up on top of it (allowing
> > for difference in paste sizes), right?  Can you elaborate on the
> > precise order of operations that results in the second paste ending
> > up somewhere "random"?
> As Sven explained it is centered indeed, not truly random. But to 
> realize the need of sane placement of the second paste, take an 
> image, zoom it in, copy a rectangle from left, upper corner, paste 
> it, confirm, paste it again, you have to go for the block (to d&d) 
> right, down. Ok drag it and drop it in the initial corner. Now, copy 
> something from bottom, right corner, paste it, confirm, paste it 
> again. Now you have to go up, left.

Simple enough to press Shift-Ctrl-A if you don't need your selection any
longer. Than what you paste won't end up being placed there.

Sure, perhaps this can still be improved, but it needs careful thinking
and a proper analysis of the current behavior and possible work-flows. A
lot of thought and effort has gone into the current behavior. And I
refuse to discuss such changes with someone who completely disrespects
this effort and calls the placement random.


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