It wasn't there in 2.6. Why does there need to be a square? Why can't the
selection start from a zero dimension point instead of a predefined

It's disorientating if you're drawing a selection that is smaller than the
rectangle, for example.

On 17 May 2012 19:56, Olivier <> wrote:

> 2012/5/17 Reflat N <>:
> > Recently upgraded to Gimp 2.8 for the single window mode (which works
> > brilliantly in Ubuntu, especially with the HUD).
> >
> > But the Rectangle Select Tool has a new - but odd - behaviour. When I
> draw a
> > selection, and then add to that selection, a new "square" is position at
> my
> > cursor. (See attached screenshot.) This didn't happen in 2.6 and is a bit
> > irritating because it disorientates me slightly, especially if I'm
> working
> > quickly.
> This "square" is simply the same outline that appears when you first
> begin using the rectangle select tool. It's the same, whether you are
> beginning a new selection, or adding or subtracting to an existing
> selection. I don't see why it disorientates you.
> --
> Olivier Lecarme
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