Re: [Gimp-developer] file open and create

IMHO a tabbed interface would be add to the confusion.
Open as Layers is a powerful and frequent user scenario.
Ctrl+O is something everyone is used to, and its easy to catch the Ctrl+Alt+O behaviour.

I think Open Location could be moved to Create>From URI along with Create>From Clipboard. Then we would have only 2 open dialogs, which is quite clear.

Another thought could be moving the first half of File>Create [Clipboard, Screenshot] etc somewhere else. Since these don't really 'create' something, in contrast with the rest of File>Create [Buttons, logos, etc].

On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 8:34 AM, Liam R E Quin <liam holoweb net> wrote:
What if there was only File->Open and you got a file chooser (as now)
but with a tabbed interface (or buttons) to get to
 Open File / Scan / Screenshot / Web page
maybe with a checkbox, "open as layers inside the active image" instead
of file->open as layers.

Goal: I'm sure I'm not alone in finding file->open and file->create
confusing, along with file->create->from webpage being different from
File->Open Location, both of which take a URI... it's a mess.


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