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On Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 4:46 AM, Robert Bruyns <vulgi-va...@hotmail.com> wrote:
> OK Chris, thank you very much for your helpful advice given in your email
> below.
> I do wonder though if you noticed that your method transfers image seizing
> from the cursor/pointer to the keyboard? And that means using both hands
> when needing to change image sizes.

Yeah - I work with both hands most of the time ;)

> I'd like to continue using the cursor/pointer  as an image seizing interface
> though [without opening the "View" > "Zoom" pane sequence 'cos I'm lazy and
> given that my el cheapo laptop has only a touchpad facility [which I didn't
> mention before] most of the bottom series of keys, including "F" and "H" are
> normally within the range of my fingertips when my hands are lying on the
> laptop. I've therefore activated two of the closest unused keys, "comma" and
> "period" as the functions suggested by yourself. It just seems to me that
> all the other facilities are at the top of the screen and it would simply
> make sense to have the image size selection there too...
> But what the hey - as I said its no biggie and the amazing versatility of
> the software [ would that MS, Apple, IBM and the various Linux applications
> were so flexible ] is what I find to be sooooo awesome. GIMP allows one to
> innovate to suit the specific requirements of whatever the task is.
> I don't think I've duplicated any of my previous procedures. Each task has
> unique needs - it's a constant evolution to which I have yet to find
> limitations. Always a new method to achieve the same goal. With MS Paint I
> was pretty much pushing the boundaries as I evolved compensatory techniques
> to  accomplish my objectives but with GIMP I've yet to discover any serious
> inadequacies. Yes, I have often bumped my head on the "Eeek" section of the
> "Help" file but there is always another interesting way to do the job.
> P'haps the top two or three percent of users have grumbles but I'm also very
> sure they have the expertise to re-write any software with which they have
> issues.
> But here I'm preaching to the converted! Too much unnecessary information...
> Thanks again for your response.
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