Ross, why would I be using a tablet. I'm using a mouse! On a computer! I've not modified anything.

GIMP is acting exactly the same way in Ubuntu and Windows 7, on different computers. It isn't something I've done. It isn't some erratic way something is acting.


Dora

-----Original Message----- From: Ross Martinek
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 11:45 AM
To: Dora Smith
Cc: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] How do I get the lasso tool to stop adding lines?

That's happening because the program is not getting a discrete "mouse-up" signal. Are you using the mouse or a stylus-tablet? Most of the stylus-tablet combinations I've used have a "click-lock" function. The most usual cause for this problem is that something is calling that function, usually a setting in the tablet software or button layout. For example, if you have a button near the tip of the stylus set to click-lock, and you inadvertently press it slightly, that could do it. The same sort of thing can happen with a mouse, or a trackpad. One of the sneakiest ways is when you have a trackpad, but are using the mouse or stylus, and unconsciously touch the trackpad—or even a key on the keyboard. Is "caps lock" set?

If you've modified the keyboard commands, that could also cause a signal conflict.

First thing to do is quit, reboot, and relaunch GIMP. Normal system changes sometimes cause temporary erratic behavior in some apps, and graphics programs are particularly vulnerable, even the most robust. Make sure you have the latest compatible device driver for your OS.

If the problem still occurs, does it occur with all input devices, or only with one? In that case, check that device's settings. If the problem doesn't seem to be there, check the system settings to make sure it is recognizing the device properly. Finally, if possible, check the hardware by using another similar device.

Ross

On Jun 20, 2015, at 10:49 AM, Dora Smith wrote:

Right, I do.  Problem is that it keeps drawing lines.

Dora

-----Original Message----- From: Ross Martinek
Sent: Saturday, June 20, 2015 9:06 AM
To: gimp-user-list@gnome.org
Subject: [Gimp-user] How do I get the lasso tool to stop adding lines?

The first place you click, you will see a circle that is momentarily filled with yellow. Continue clicking or dragging, then close the selection shape by moving the cursor over the starting point. When you are at the correct point, that original click point, with the yellow filled circle, will reappear. Click in it to close the shape.

Ross

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