horrido wrote,

> I'm new to GIMP. I installed Version 2.8.4 on my Mac mini (with standard 
> Windows
> keyboard). The very first thing I'm playing with is the Clone Tool. There's a
> dearth of information on how to use this tool, but the few scraps I found
> suggest that all I need to do is press CTRL and use the mouse to select an 
> area
> to clone. However, every time I do this, I bring up a context menu (File; 
> Edit;
> Select; View; Image; Layer; Color; etc.). The cursor consists of a stamp,
> crossed-out circle, and dotted circle (representing the brush).

I'm on Linux, not a Mac, so this may be off, but if you are getting a
context menu I'd guess that your mouse click is not acting like a "left
click", but rather like a "right-click" (I'm not sure what mice Macs use
these days).

> I've tried everything I can think of, but I am absolutely puzzled by this. It 
> is
> so unintuitive and opaque. What can possibly be wrong???
> Maybe I should uninstall this software and look for something less opaque. 
> Right
> off the bat, the program shouldn't be so difficult to get started in...

Bob Long

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