On Thu, 2005-04-14 at 09:17 +0200, Olivier Ripoll wrote:
> David Marrs wrote:
> > Olivier Ripoll wrote:
> > 
> >>
> >> You can specify inthe preferences that the toolbox must be "on top". 
> >> This way, you always have it available...
> > 
> > 
> > Try as I might, I cannot find this option!
> Preferences->Window Management->Hint for the toolbox->keep above
> >> Not everyone is using the menubar (it is optional, see the prefences): 
> >> I do not. I find it unpractical since I very often use Gimp to work on 
> >> small images. I think long time gimp users might also use 
> >> preferentially the right-click menu to the menubar: It allows a 
> >> faster/more straightforward access to the functionality. To summarise 
> >> my personal opinion: The right click menu is one of the best things 
> >> introduced by Gimp.
> > 
> > 
> > But even with the menubar switched off it can still be accessed by 
> > clicking the right-facing arrow in the top left corner of the screen, so 
> > you don't *need* the right-click. I'm not saying that it shouldn't 
> > continue to be accessible by right-clicking. It could always be a 
> > preference option, or a Shift+click option.
> The difference between the right click menu and the arrow icon is with 
> respect to Fitts law: The pixel where you already are is always the most 
> esily accessible. This is a big reason why the right click menu is so 
> damn useful: No need to move the mouse, no need to position the cursor 
> on a limited-size target (arrow icon or menu toolbar).
How about if <f10> were bound to the arrow menu (top left)?  Presently,
it's bound to the menu bar.    Then the menu would be available "where
you already are" even if you've opted to turn off the menu bar.

Just my 2 bits, but right clicking to bring up a full menu never made
sense at all to me; especially since the 2.0 branch.  But then again, I
use the keyboard for everything possible (i.e., key mnemonics to access
the menu options, keyboard shortcuts, etc.).

Isn't the right click a contextually based menu option in the majority
of software applications anyway?  That's what I've been brought up to
believe these past 10 years of computing.

Eric Pierce

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