Patrick Horgan wrote:
> Sven Neumann wrote:
>> On Sun, 2009-11-01 at 09:29 -0800, Patrick Horgan wrote:
>>> Yea!!! Seems like an obvious idea now that I've heard it that would
>>> make tablet user's lifes more happy:) Although, if you think about why
>>> I would be wanting to get rid of the selection, I'm probably going to
>>> have to scale or select another layer or something that is also less
>>> than optional. If we could have two little buttons it would be much
>>> better. The first, the aforementioned selection canceler, and the
>>> second, something that does the same toggle as hitting <TAB>. I love
>>> the <TAB> keyboard shortcut, but to use it I usually have to set down my
>>> tablet and reach over to the keyboard, which breaks the flow.
>> I wonder why you need both hands on the tablet. The pros that I have
>> seen working with GIMP always had one hand on the keyboard and the other
>> hand holding the tablet pen. I don't want to offend you in any way, I
>> just would like to understand why using the tablet and the keyboard at
>> the same time is not an option for you.
> One hand on the tablet and the other on the pen doesn't leave a third
> for the keyboard. Have to set down the tablet or the pen, and since I
> usually use my left hand for <TAB>, and for the tablet, it's the tablet
> that's set down. I have the tablet, a wacom, in my left hand. I
> imagine that I could set the tablet down and still use it, but it
> doesn't feel right. Maybe if I had a bigger tablet? The keyboard goes
> up to the edge of the desk, where would I put the tablet but holding
> it? You've really confused me Sven. My insecure side says maybe I'm
> using my tablet wrong? But seriously holding it works like holding a
> tablet for me--it's natural.
sounds a bit like holding your mouse mat whilst using the mouse to stop
it sliding around.
I would suggest finding a _hardware_ solution to freeing up the other
hand rather than forfeiting use of the keyboard.
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