> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:56:20 -0400
> From: dan...@yacg.com
> To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] DON'T HATE the new save vs. export behavior
> Agreed on that point.
> But since you brought up the tabbed interface, I thought I would bring 
> up an expectation/usability problem I came across while looking 2.8.0 
> over... (I'm still learning it actually... not enough time to really sit 
> and play... when I use it, there is a purpose and a limited amount of time.)
> I wanted to use the single window option.  And when I wanted to copy a 
> layer from one tab to another, I wanted to be able to grab the layer 
> from the layer panel, drag it and drop it onto a tab. It doesn't work.  
> What works, I figured out eventually, is holding it over a tab until it 
> becomes selected and then I can drop onto the canvas.  It's not 
> "intuitive" if I expected one behavior and it didn't work... well, 
> that's my opinion anyway.  I'm quite sure the current method of 
> operation is deliberate, though, as the expected behavior seems too 
> obvious.  So I'd be interested to know the reasoning behind not doing it 
> that way.  Perhaps there is a very good reason I haven't thought of yet. 
> (Always a possibility)

As a quick comparison, Windows doesn't allow you to drag-and-drop items 
directly onto an application's taskbar button either and I don't understand why.

I agree with you, if you drag-and-drop a layer onto a GIMP tab (other than the 
current image) this can and possibly should be interpreted as "paste as new 
layer in said image".

-- Stratadrake
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.

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