Iain Dalton wrote:
> The toolbar should dock to the screen edge such that the user can
> throw the
> mouse to the edge and click to select a tool.
> See the answer to question 2 on Tog's "Quiz Designed to Give You
nice to see you refer to my then hero and now colleague Bruce
'Tog on interface' was my first grounding in interaction design, about
17 years ago, and I have not looked back...
> Assuming people agree, is this possible without hacking the window
maybe it is simply too early to spend effort on this. GIMP currently
ships with a 6-column toolbox, (informally) kept that wide by the
tool options. This gives you an edge speed-up for 1 in 6 tools.
I am working on the long term UI goal to have GIMP ship with a 2-column
toolbox, which on larger screens could be stretched to single-column.
this includes reducing the overall number of tools and one of the most
challenging interaction design problems of GIMP: what to do with the
once we get there, it pays to discuss the edge speed-up.
founder + principal interaction architect
man + machine interface works
http://mmiworks.net/blog : on interaction architecture
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