> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:21:43 -0500
> From: ad...@pilobilus.net
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] layers, new problem with old methods
> Floats "belong to" whatever layer or mask was current when the clipboard
> content was pasted in.
> You can only do two things with a float: Make it a new layer by
> using the 'add layer' command, or use the 'anchor' command to merge
> it down into whatever layer or mask was already selected when the
> float was pasted into the image.
is correct, but because the Layers dialog displays the float at the top
of the entire layer stack there is no visual indication in the dialog
of which layer it belongs to. If we merely changed the display of the
dialog so that the float is always displayed just above its source layer
(actual functionality unaffected), this would make it more intuitive to
Numbers may not lie, but neither do they tell the whole truth.
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