On Tue, Oct 26, 1999 at 05:12:02PM +0200, Marc Lehmann wrote: > On Mon, Oct 25, 1999 at 08:43:48PM -0400, Zach Beane - MINT <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > shortsighted. You never know who might be using something in a way > > you didn't think of. Err on the side of freedom next time. > > Many sliders in the gimp also have a rather limited range (brush > size max. 100 points for example). Yes, there are clearly many entirely arbitrary constants in the GIMP. > Just increasing the range is not sensible however. > > How about logarithmic sliders? These would allow us to increase the > dynamic range drastically while not loosing accuracy. In some cases this might make sense. An easier option in many cases is to put a spinbutton on the value of the slider, so you can set the value coarsely with the slider, and then tune it with the spinbutton arrows and/or by typing in the value. In general, I prefer to type in numbers on a binary scale instead of dragging a decimal slider. For example, I'd like to see the Opacity slider in the Layers dialog be a slider+spinbox with a range of 0..255. Maybe something n Preferences could let the user select whther you want ranges to be 0..100%, 0..255, or 0..FF. Perhaps there could be a GimpSliderSpinEntry widget that would let you right-click to select the base and linear/log/exp scale - and these settings could be saved in prefs. Just my silly $0.02. Tom -- -- Tom Rathborne [EMAIL PROTECTED] -- http://www.aceldama.com/~tomr/ -- "I seem to be having tremendous difficulty with my life-style."