Re: [Gimp-developer] Fw: suggestion for new versions of GIMP

If the user rearranges his Menu badly, then maybe we could give a "reset menu" option?
but ya, maybe we can't trust users with their menus... they might get lost... :)
I've got another idea...

How about a Gnome-Do or a Launchy for GIMP?
  • Alt+Space could bring up a small window just like in [1].
  • The user then types his keyword, and that would bring a dropdown of all the matched plugins
(Example: typing blur could drop down all blur-related plugins -or- typing canvas could dropdown all canvas related plugins)
  • The user uses arrow keys to choose and hits Enter to run plugin. (Or just hit Enter for the 1st suggestion)
  • The suggestions would be adaptive, i.e, more frequently used plugins appear higher in the drop-down
  • The search could span the plugin-name, menu-position and the description
(Example: typing logo could dropdown 3DOutline, and so on)

This way, the placement of plugins in the menu could remain unchanged, and the user still gets to his plugin easily.
I seldom use the Applications Menu in my Ubuntu. I don even know where the application is in the menu. I just Win+Space!
People using Gnome-Do or something similar can easily relate to this suggestion.


On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:26 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine <alexandre prokoudine gmail com> wrote:
On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 1:29 AM, Øyvind Kolås wrote:

> A change that might make things better for all users, is an ability to
> search the menus/filters as an efficient part of a workflow.

And we had a failed GSoC project for that too :)

> [key
> combo][gauss]][enter] to start doing a gaussian blur would make at
> least me much happier than permitting manual menu management.

That kinda reminds me Blender :)

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