Sven Neumann wrote, regarding an indicator for selection visibility:
> >Now what do you suggest? What kind of indication would you have expected?
David Marrs writes:
> A message in the status bar makes sense to me. Off the top of my head, a
> marching-ants outline of an irregular shape (so as not to confuse with
> quick mask) with a red X struck through it and a tool tip that says
> "selection not visible" on mouse rollover. Better still, clicking the
That would be really helpful! I'm forever wondering whether I have
a selection or not, and the only way to find out is to go to the
edit and view menus and look, since not seeing a selection might
mean there isn't one or it might mean visibility is toggled off
(or that there is one but it's tiny and I'm not seeing it),
and if I hit ctrl-T and no selection appears, now I'm not sure
whether I just toggled selection off or on, so I still have to
go to the menus to check that.
Toggling selection visibility is something I do all the time, from
the keyboard (is that just me, or is that common?) so being able to
tell easily which state I'm in would be a great help.
> Alternatively, rather than use the status bar, have a toolbar in the
> canvas window that includes this along with some other common and useful
> options. See my other reply for an example. I suggested a toolbar once
> before on this list and it's something I keep coming back to in my own
> mind as a possible way of solving a number of the niggles I'm having.
I'm sure some people would like that, but I wouldn't want to have to
devote space to another toolbar to see this information. I like the
statusbar idea, even if it was something as simple as another variable
like %S that I could put into statusbar preferences, to say "Selection
Off" or something. Though an icon with a red X, like David
describes, would be easier to notice.
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