Not sure if this has been discussed before, but after reading the article at I noticed this paragraph (on the 
subject of keyboard shortcuts):

   PhotoShop is slightly superior (for the moment) in that it has temporary
   tool assignment. You can have a paint brush tool active, and if you push
   and hold the space bar, the active tool becames the hand (for panning). The
   moment the space bar is released, the paint brush (or whatever the previous
   tool was) becomes active again. Alt while Zooming changes to Zoom Out, Ctrl
   to Zoom In. To be fair, Gimp also uses temporary tool assignment in places,
   but I picked PhotoShop as the prime example because it is more complete and
   far reaching throughout the program, at this moment in time.

This is a simple idea, that has been implemented partially (as noted, though
something like the middle button for panning works great in the gimp for me!), 
but I have seen a lot of places where it would make a lot of sense to put in 
more of these temporary tools.  The zoom is a prime example.

Any chance of this technology becoming more widespread throughout the gimp?


Arcterex <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>   -==-
"I used to herd dairy cows. Now I herd lusers. Apart from the isolation, I
think I preferred the cows. They were better conversation, easier to milk, and
if they annoyed me enough, I could shoot them and eat them." -Rodger Donaldson

Reply via email to