Feature Request <https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=756600>,
attachment 313344

#User Story

As a user with a small vertical screen estate my toolbox pushes the
foreground & background color, active brush, pattern & gradient, and
active image down past the window.  Depending on the screen size some
of the tools even get pushed down. To fix this I have to make the tool
box wider to fit more tools in the toolbox and even take away tools. A
wider tool box takes up room on my canvas which is the most important


To improve user experience I propose toolbox groups. Attached is an
image showing how this could be done. In Preferences > Toolbox there
would be a new folder button to add folder groups. Use the up and down
arrows or Drag tool into folders to add them to groups.  when tools
are selected they are displayed at the top of the tool group(in the
Toolbox not the group menu). This feature would go nicely with the
Toolbox Spacer feature request.

#Arguments against

One may argue this is just copying off of Photoshop and that we should
not copy from them just for the sake of copying especially proprietary
software. This is true Photoshop do group their tools like this.

#Arguments for

You should also not refuse to implement an idea because some other app
has this feature because it is proprietary and just to remain
different. This feature will improve user experience there for is a
good idea and should be implemented.

#Suggested Default Groups

This could be just a feature to give users more control over GIMP. But
if we decide to go and add some groups to GIMP by default here are
some suggestions.

* Rectangle Select
* Ellipse Select

* Free Select
* Scissors Select
* Foreground Select

* Fuzzy Select
* Select by Color

* Unified Transform
* Rotate Tool
* Scale Tool
* Shear Tool
* Perspective Tool
* Flip Tool
* Cage Transform

* Bucket Fill
* Blend Tool

* Pintbrush
* Pencil Tool
* Airbrush Tool
* Ink Tool

* Clone Tool
* Seamless Clone
* Healing Tool
* Perspective Tool

* Blur / Sharpen Tool
* Smudge Tool
* Dodge / Burn Tool

This could even give more room for the tools that are not shown by default.

* Color Balance
* Hue-Saturation Tool
* Colorize Tool
* Brightness/Contrast Tool
* Threshold Tool
* Levels Tool
* Curves Tool
* Posterize Tool

* GEGL Tool
* Option Tool

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