Let's not argue semantics here - you know what I mean :)
There should be a degree of "the obvious" when interacting with an
interface. In other words, it should, as far as possible, be obvious as what
to click on, in order to facilitate some action. This is far from the case
Granted, there is only one truly intuitive interface - the nipple.
Everything else is a mimicry.
On Wed, Mar 2, 2011 at 15:11, Carol Spears <ca...@gimp.org> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 02, 2011 at 02:51:08PM +0200, M@thew Green wrote:
> > I didn't even know you could turn off brush outlines. I took it as a
> > mini-challenge to see if I could work it out. BTW, to create some context
> > for my experience I have been using GIMP since 2003, and designing /
> > "architecting" web sites since 1994. Here's what I found :)
> > - I first went to the *brushes dialog* and looked all the options
> > (refresh, delete, duplicate, etc). No luck there...
> > - I tried right clicking on the *brushes tab* and all I got was a list
> > the other docked tabs (Brushes, patterns, Gradients, Fonts, etc). No
> > there...
> > - I then went to the *tools menu* and scanned through the options
> > there. Nothing.
> > - Then I went to the *Preferences dialog box* from the Edit menu.
> > Scanning through the sections listed on the left, I first tried tool
> > options, Nothing.
> > - Then I went to *Google *and typed in "*turn off gimp brush
> > The second result was the one I chose, a link to chapter 11 of the
> > manual, *Pimp my GIMP*. After doing a text search on the page for
> > out*, I scrolled up to see what section of Gimp was being referred to
> > found that you can turn off brush outlines in the *Image Windows
> > of the *Edit / Preferences *menu. If you look under *Mouse Pointers*,
> > you will see an option allowing you to do this...
> > Not the most intuitive approach, but I did learn something new about the
> > GIMP, though :)
> i have personally lost touch with the meaning of the word intuitive so
> "intuitive approach" is even less without meaning.
> i suspect that the approach was the intuition and the gui is not so
> familiarity comes by use.
> gimp-1.2 on a dual processor is impressive, btw.
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