Re: [Gimp-gui] About the "floating selection"

On Thu, 2020-12-03 at 00:10 +0100, Jehan wrote:

- When pasting on a layer, just create a new layer over the selected 
ones. Done. No floating selection anymore.


- When pasting on a layer mask, still make a floating selection (but 
probably name it "Floating mask" because the name "Floating
*selection*" is weird anyway).

How much work would it be to support multiple masks, and have paste
create a new additional mask?
It'd need
move up, move down, merge down, delete
and a UI to choose which one you're editing.
Is it worth the effort?

Alternatively, your suggestion is fine, but may be even harder for
people who are now certain to be unfamiliar with floating layers.

Maybe draw a thick green border round a floating selection with an on-
canvas anchor at lower right???

Getting rid of floating selections as much as possible seems worth it;
retaining them, with all the code and GUI, for one fairly obscure (but
awesome) use case seems not as good. E.g. there's an anchor button on
the bottom of the Layers dock which would only become active when
pasting into a mask.

How about just getting rid of floating selections altogether, with the
awareness that we want multiple masks in the future?

ankh (Liam)

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