> Date: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 16:56:20 -0400
> From: dan...@yacg.com
> To: firstname.lastname@example.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".
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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