On 11/08/2015 07:13 PM, Ofnuts wrote:
On 08/11/15 19:01, Jehan wrote:
I wonder how much of this really stems from the crowded Tool options
dialog, which make all of us want our favorite settings in the top
third/quarter. When these settings show up on the canvas, space will
no longer be a problem.
Is there a proposition here? I know there have been a few propositions
of options on the canvas (wheel menu, or other special kind of menus
appearing in some ways), and these are interesting. Is it something of
the sort or different you are refering to?
The idea to put Tools options on the canvas has been floating around for
a while on the developer's list. Putting a semi-transparent dialog over
the Image would not be very obtrusive. And this could apply to other
docked dialogs as well.
Some people might like the idea of the Tools options on the canvas.
Personally I would find "Tool options on the canvas" to be incredibly
intrusive, and also very difficult to read.
I don't even like having the Color Picker display "on canvas". It is
very annoying to have to click the little arrow to get it off the canvas
every time I use the color picker to check colors (which is often). I
wish there a global option in Preferences to keep that Color Picker OFF
So hopefully if any such "Tool options on the canvas" code is committed
to git master, it will be committed right along with a corresponding
option that can be set in Preferences, to keep the Tool options *off*
the canvas and back in a docker.
I'm also puzzled as to how putting the Tool options on the canvas solves
the issue of the order in which the options are listed. Some tools have
very many options, like the Brush tool. Even on canvas, a scrollbar
would often be necessary.
Even if "on canvas" meant "no scrollbar" for a given tool/monitor/image
combination, if the tool options the user wants to change are not in a
convenient order, then visually scanning up and down the tool options
would still be required. So the ability to reorder the options would
still be very helpful.