George Farris wrote:
On Thu, 2006-02-03 at 12:00 -0800,
[EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
On the other hand, the new GTK open/save dialogue has been subject to
many critics, in Gnome and in Gimp. Gimp developers have tried to
implement fixes for most of the annoyances. But the dialogue is still
quite bothering. However, the blame is to be put on the gnome HIG,
on Gimp developers.
Just my 0.02 euro cents, as a user.
I love the open/save dialogue. What specifically are people having
trouble with? Having the places tied into these dialogs is great and I
can add remove these "bookmarks" as I like. Is it the functionality or
PS: This is just curiosity I'm not trying to start a war.
Checking the mailing list shows that the two main complaints are:
1- the absence of the keyboard navigation with tab completion that was
in 1.x. This can be actually activated by CTRL-L but no-one can actually
find this shortcut "naturally", so everyone will at least complain once
about it. Also, the file name completion is different from before, and
some may find it less practical but this is very subjective (I preferred
the old one, and I think "tab" should definitely be used for file-name
completion to have a consistent interface).
2- the lack of way to have the "file type" and "other folder" navigation
portions of the dialogue always opened. It is quite bothering for many
users to have to click every time on the little "+" in order to choose
the file format or the file location. Users do not always want to have
to remember the extensions for every file format around, neither they
feel normal in a modern interface to have to type them. Simply making
this a preference or remember the last state would probably solve the issue.
From what I can gather of reading the mailing-lists for users,
developers and windows port, while the gimp "own" part of the interface
as much improved in the last years (preview for plugin / docks / window
management / image window top-menu), the compliance to the HIG has
raised a lot of bitterness in the community. But this is not a gimp
issue. Linus Torvalds, in his own funny way, has pin-pointed the problem
a few months ago. However, I have already said too much, this is
flamewar material ;)
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