On 2015-12-30 05:52, Georgy Grigoryev wrote:
In earlier versions of GIMP was a "auto-shrink checkbox". Than it was
replaced with button, which is more clear show what is the checkbox
doing. But it works only one time. If you extract a lot of elements
from frame it's tiring you for every element click button. I mean if
you have a checkbox to enable auto-shrink for every selection it will
be great. Button shrink selection one time, and checkbox enable
auto-shrink for all. What about that idea?
I didn't even know about the auto-shrink feature. That's cool.
The docs indeed speak of a checkbox
(https://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-rect-select.html). I'm not sure when
it has been changed and why.
I could imagine though that if you forget you checked this box, it can
be confusing when later selection automatically shrink. This may have
been the reason.
If shrinking selection is a very common usage of yours, why not set a
keyboard shortcut for it? There is the "select-shrink" action. This may
be better than making it automatic actually, no?