So I'm coming from 2.6 to the new 2.8 currently because lack of
layer-folders/layer-groups has was slowing me down considerably on the last two
projects. The new settings (once I figured out how to disable the default of
having Dyanmics shared across all tools and such) are awesome, but the folders
seem a little clunky so I wanted to ask things about them.
I'm okay using suggested scripts for workarounds until things are fixed in
releases and have Python console installed. I imagine it's the same across
platforms but I'm on XP.
1st-- For a good while, I've used PAGEUP/PAGEDOWN to change between layers
without having to mouse over and fiddle in the layers-dialog to change what set
of lines I was altering. With a tall stack of layers (no groups), this still
works just fine, but the current setup will not allow jumping "into" or "out
of" folders, meaning I have to use the mouse to enter or leave a given nested
group of objects and can only change within one group with the existing
command. Is there a key-setting that allows this, or a script+key-binding I can
use which would allow me to maintain fine control over my layers without having
to go over into the layer-dialog pane when hopping in and out of folders?
2nd-- I'd /like/ a way to disable the folder -image-preview/thumbnail and just
have a folder-icon for each of them like that which appears when there's one
empty. At current, they're not highly visually differentiable from other layers
and this irks me a bit esp. given issue #3.
ALTERNATIVELY: I'd like a way to change the line-color that dellineates the
tree-structure/layer-subordination-structure. As my window-panes are black,
these dotted lines are invisible to me except the currently active layer.
3rd-- A photoshop-tendancy that I hate is the whole "sorry you can't draw
here"-cursor. This happens when you have a folder selected. I'd like it if my
drawing here would either draw on the top layer in the folder, or if each
folder could have a designated "main layer" to associate with drawing if a
given layer is not specified.
CronoCat (via gimpusers.com)
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