rich <> writes:

>>I just noticed a serious UI issue. Say I'm zoomed in and am creating a
>>complex freehand selection. I'm now selecting stuff at the very top of
>>the canvas, and I happen to miss a bit and touch the 'ruler'. Suddenly,
>>GIMP switches to the move tool and I've lost the whole selection! Does
>>anyone know if this behaviour can be turned off? 
>>(I know I can turn off the rulers, but it's annoying having to turn them
>>off and on all the time since they are sometimes useful.)
> Using Gimp 2.6.11 and PCLOS
> What happens here.
> This only happens if the image completely fills the window and with the 
> scissors or paths tools, the free select is not affected. A solution might be 
> to increase the size of the window so that there is a border. This does mean 
> that high zoom levels are not available.

I know, not really a solution when selecting hair at the top of a
~7000x5000px image …

> Next strange effect. The path tool is ok, go into the border and the 
> generated selection follows the edge of the image. The scissors tool, going 
> completely into the border and the selection snaps to 9 pix into the image. 
> Keeping the tool exactly on the border even at high zoom does work.

That really does sound like a bug, does it happen in 2.7.3?

> I would say, maybe, if you are using high zoom so no border available + shaky 
> hand, then steer clear of the ruler and finish off with quick mask.

For now, turning off and on the ruler is my "solution", but it seems
like something close to a UI bug.

Kevin Brubeck Unhammer

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