On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 09:07:06PM +0100, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 05, 2000 at 07:13:00PM +0200, Tuomas Kuosmanen <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > in my previous mail on this thread, I use the paintbrush as a "fine tuning"
> > tool together with the "real" tool I am drawing with. And if it is the
> > paintbrush, then there is no way to toggle fast between those.. clicking a
> > checkbox every time instead of pressing a shortcut key sounds clumsy.
> I guess the correct fix (in 1.3!!) would be to be able to attach shortcuts
> to checkboxes.

Or to let the user have "tool states" like on MetaCreations Painter where
you have the recently used tools in a "palette". One could then toggle
between those with Ctrl-[1-9] or something.. And one could have several
"states" of a same tool also, like "eraser with hard edge and 1x1 brush",
"eraser with pressure mapping and fuzzy edges", "paintbrush with big square
brush and multiply mode" etc.. And those would be saved accross sessions
too.. So one could have a "tool library".. It could even be on a dialog of
its own with notebook tabs the user could add and modify for his/her taste: 
("Natural tools \ technical drawing \ pencils \ wacky stuff \" etc..)

And those "tool snapshots" would save _everything_ you could toggle in a
brush: opacity, color, pattern, etc. One could then drag and drop the
current tool to the "user tool palette" and give it a name if one wanted. I
think that would be something very neat.

I think something like the above would be much more intuitive than having
weird shortcuts for radio buttons etc.. too.

But for 1.2 I suggest lets not remove the pencil since there are uses for
it, and I myself atleast need a way to toggle between it and some other tool



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