That would do it. Very easy to do with a mouse—even with a stylus until you get 
used to it.

Ross

On Jun 21, 2015, at 3:37 PM, Dora Smith wrote:

> I may possibly have been “tapping” the end points too many times.
>  
> Dora
>  
>  
> From: Ross Martinek
> Sent: Sunday, June 21, 2015 10:01 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?
>  
> Then I'm stymied. I run a Mac OS. I'll try to re-create the problem.
>  
> Has GIMP always acted this way since installation? If so, try downloading and 
> installing a fresh version.
>  
> Once this problem is resolved, you might want to consider getting a graphics 
> tablet. Much finer control than possible with a mouse.
>  
> Ross
>  
> On Jun 20, 2015, at 6:02 PM, Dora Smith wrote:
> 
>> 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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