On Wed, 2015-12-30 at 15:49 +0100, Jehan wrote:
> Hi,
> 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 w
> hen 
> it has been changed and why.

It has been changed because if you draw a rectangle, and that
rectangle's shape changes as soon as you release the mouse
button, is really bad UI.

An explicit button instead of a toggle is much more obvious
and more usable in almost every scenario. The remaining
scenarios where one would want the toggle back were considered
fringe cases.


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