Re: [Gimp-developer] that typing business...

I tend to use Gimp with easystroke gestures when drawing. I did a
tutorial on it a while back, which can be found here.
 It's a bit out of date, but easystroke still works like a charm. I've
switched out xvkbd with CellWriter, which has both hand writing
recognition and a virtual keyboard.

Gestures are about as fast as keyboard shortcuts, and I find I rarely
use more than 10 or so. It's great when working with something like a
TabletPC (where the keyboard is folded under the screen) or a CintiQ.

Having used Blender a bit, I do see the use of this kind of menu
navigation. Often when I'm looking for a tool I have no idea where is,
I'll just type part of the name and find it....sometimes even
discovering new features in the process.


p.s. I'm a long time emacs user, that never looks at the keyboard. :)

On Sat, Apr 28, 2012 at 9:24 AM, Øyvind Kolås <pippin gimp org> wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 11:23 PM, peter sikking <peter mmiworks net> wrote:
>> OK, I cannot resist quoting this review:
>> <>
>> it uses GIMP to discuss ubuntu’s HUD. but then:
>> ‘Of course GIMP is an app that lends itself to the mouse so
>> switching to the keyboard to use the HUD isn't always faster.’
>> if a software reviewer, with (I postulate) nowhere near the
>> speed demands of our core users, can see the flaw, then...
>> yes, context is everything in interaction design,
> This is not to say that typing will be faster than hunting through the
> menus of GIMP to find grid, checkerboard or unsharp mask that are
> hidden deep in the menu-hierarchy of GIMP. Such a type-to search based
> system could also be made to adapt to the user and by default present
> the recently top N used filters/actions without needing to type - kind
> of an "invoke recent action" that gives you a list of recently
> performed actions and allows you to pick one with the pointing device.
> Personally I use <10 GIMP actions frequently, but these probably are
> different from the ones other users use, such a frecency filtering
> could be one way to give you the best of both worlds - such
> adaptations might be easier to make and cater for with app-specific
> interfaces rather than a system global one.
> /Ø.
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