On Nov 26, 2007 7:48 PM, Shin Diggar <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> In GIMP 2.2, If I use a selection tool (such as rectangle, elipse, freehand, 
> etc) then once the selection is made and I release the mouse button, I can 
> click and drag the contents of that selected area. However this behaviour has 
> changed in 2.4 and trying to drag the selection now just moves the selection 
> outline rather than the contents itself (previously done by holding Alt down 
> while dragging). Is there any way to restore the old behaviour or do I now 
> have to hold down keys to drag contents?

Ctrl-Alt-Drag to cut the selection and drag it.
Alt-Shift-Drag to copy the selection and drag it.

The rectangle select and ellipse select tools are not cooperative with
these, though.

> Also, if I select an area and then choose the fill tool, 2.4 only fills that 
> area if I click directly on it while previous versions would let me click 
> anywhere on the entire layer to make the fill. Can this behavior anso be 
> restored (it still works as expected when drawing gradients in selections)?

Shift+Click instead, or set the 'fill entire selection' radiobutton in
the tool options.

> It makes matters worse when you select an area with low alpha values and the 
> marchin ants outline either doesn't appear or only covers tiny areas. And on 
> the subject of filling, am I right in percieving filling to be notably slower 
> than it was in 2.2?
> Another annoyance is that I no longer seem able to hold the Ctrl key down 
> while clicking on a palet colour to set the background colour. Can this also 
> be restored?

You are trying to use the new Palette color selector instead of the
Palette editor. The palette editor retains that functionality; the
Palette color selector never had it (I agree that it should.)

> Additionally, I've encountered an annoyance that has appeared in 2.4. When 
> saving an image as a JPG, the first dialogue to pop up is the large one 
> asking for the file name and path. Then, the next one to appear is the one 
> with the JPEG settings, which of course has an option to preview the image 
> before saving. However, the large save dialogue is now always above the 
> window containing the image so you can't actually see the image unless you 
> drag the save dialogue off of the screen. The JPEG settings window still goes 
> behind the image window, it's only the 'save' dialogue that won't go below 
> it. Can this be fixed?
> Oh, I also notice that when I use the quick eye dropper in the colour dock, 
> the colour it sets is wrong. It's lighter than the actual colour I clicked 
> on. The main eye dropper tool sets the colour correctly so is this a bug?
They both set the color correctly. The difference is the difference
between the displayed color (after color adjustment), and the image
color before adjustment.
Since the colordock eyedropper picks colors from the screen, it
returns the color that is actually displayed, while the eyedropper
tool/ ctrl+click with a paint tool returns the color that is stored in
the image.
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