On 2015-10-21 21:32, Jehan wrote:

On 2015-10-21 20:40, Elle Stone wrote:
On 10/21/2015 02:08 PM, Jehan wrote:

Are there any multi-window mode users here who could tell us if they
actually find useful/annoying/neutral to have a generated thumbnail-icon
instead of Wilber?

I use MWM (well, everyone probably knows that by now :) ).

I use IceWM as my "desktop". There's a narrow taskbar along the
bottom. It shows the Wilbur icon and some identifying text ("Toolbox",
the first few letters of the image name, etc) when GIMP is running.

I've never seen a generated thumbnail, and if one were to appear it
would be too small to be of any use.

Like GNOME then.

I usually have a lot of programs running at once, with icons on the
taskbar. Usually there are so many programs running that I don't
actually see any identifying text. So I depend on seeing the Wilbur
icon to know which windows are GIMP windows.

If the Wilbur icon were replace with generated thumbnails, I'd
probably have a difficult time seeing at a glance which windows belong
to GIMP, and that would be annoying.

In the wiki, there are 2 screenshots of desktop/WMs, KDE and Openbox,
which use the generated thumbnail-icon:
So you can have an idea of how well it represents an image.

My feeling on the topic is that it looks actually helpful if you have
nearly only GIMP opened (or very few other software windows) and that
your desktop/WM show the toolbox and the docks (as it is apparently
your case).

But when you have a lot of windows opened, this becomes a nuisance.
Moreover when the toolbox/docks are not presented in the list of
windows (this is the case in KDE/GNOME/Cinnamon by default now, at
least in my tests), the usefulness of showing thumbnails to separate
docks from image windows is lessened too. You'd likely prefer to have
the Wilber icon to separate your GIMP image windows from other
programs (and bigger thumbnails generated by your desktop are a good
plus as well).

Thanks for your feedback.
Nobody else?

I got someone make me a screenshot under Windows (7). That's the output:

Even in single window mode, it looks very bothersome to me. You can see the chrome browser next to GIMP, which shows a proper icon making it very easy to recognize whereas GIMP shows a generated thumbnail-icon of the opened image. Moreover Windows 7 was already showing a bigger thumbnail of the whole GIMP window anyway. Right now, the status is that some OS/desktop/window managers seem to never use the generated thumbnail-icon anyway, and the ones who use it would anyway also show their own thumbnail in better resolution.

At this point, I believe that the whole feature should be dropped, whatever mode one is in. If anyone likes the feature (we have not had 1 single positive feedback until now), please make yourself heard now.


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