I thought that was just because I was using the MAC version.  Actually, I
find I can only move the text with the arrow keys while any use of the
mouse closes the box to editing regardless of where one clicks.

On Sat, 15 Nov 2008 16:04:38 +0200, "Dotan Cohen" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> 2008/11/15 Sven Neumann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
>>> Thanks, Sven. It seems that on my system (Kubuntu 8.04) one must close
>>> the window labeled "Gimp Text Editor" in order to move the text.
>> I don't see why you would have to close that window in order to move the
>> text.  What keeps you from moving the text if the text editor window is
>> open?
> After more experimentation, I see that this is the situation:
> If I click the canvas outside the text field, then the Gimp Text
> Editor window gets focus and I cannot move the text with the keyboard
> (nor the mouse, because I was not clicking on the text field). If I
> click the canvas on the in the text field, then I can move the text
> field with the arrow keys, but I still cannot drag it with the mouse.
>> GIMP in trunk already allows on-canvas text editing. This will be in
>> GIMP 2.8.
> Excellent, thanks! However, the more general question stands: do the
> Gimp devs take kindly to feature requests regarding the usability of
> Gimp's tools? Or should I not even bother and waste their time?

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