Re: [Gimp-developer] Exporting Keyboard shortcuts (key bindings/accelerators)

On 11/02/15 23:11, Michael Schumacher wrote:

On 02/11/2015 10:25 PM, Seldom Needy wrote:
On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 1:47 PM, Chris Mohler <cr33dog gmail com> wrote:
On Wed, Feb 11, 2015 at 2:13 PM, Seldom Needy <needthistool gmail com> wrote:
I was wondering about the operation of importing and exporting keyboard
shortcuts for GIMP. In
See the note at the very bottom of this page:

Basically, you should be able to copy the menurc file from one machine
to the other.

 From the linked article:

"Custom Keyboard shortcuts are stored in one of Gimp's hidden
directory (/home/[username]/.gimp-2.8/menurc) under Linux, and
C:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\.gimp-2.8\menurc under Windows
XP. It is a simple text file that you can transport from one computer
to another."

As stated, I was looking to port keyboard customizations in Windows 7
and 8, which are not explicitly documented (unlike XP). But, having
searched my hard drive with the hint, I found a menurc in the location
C:\Program Files\GIMP 2_8\etc\gimp\2.0\menurc

I imagine it's the same arrangement, barring that the paths are a bit
different. I will go ahead and test that theory tomorrow.
No. What the docs try to tell you, but fail - due to changes in the
windows user directory locations - is that this file is located in your
personal GIMP user profile directly, which is located in your Windows
user profile.

A better approach for the docs - and other places that try to tell
people how to locate their personal GIMP directories - would be to not
mention *any* directories, but show users how to find out that location

1. Go to the Folders section in the GIMP preferences
2. See two folders there (in the default settings)


One of them refers to a directory located where GIMP is installed, one
refers to the corresponding directory in the users profile folder.

Browse them in a file manager - for example Windows Explorer - and  have
a look at a few of the files in them - for example with a good text
editor (*not* Notepad) to get a feel for what is located there. The time
spent on this is well invested.

An even better approach for both the docs and the applications itself is to have:

1) some place in the Preferences (top of "Folders?") that explicitly states where the profile is.
2) maybe even have a button that opens it using the platform's file explorer
3) likewise the user's folders for the various add-ons could be enhanced with an "open explorer here" button. Then instructions become "click button, drag&drop files".

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