Re: [Gimp-user] How to drag layers from one image to another in Gimp 2.8?


On Sat, Dec 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM, Jeffery Small <jeff cjsa com> wrote:
I'm using Gimp 2.8.2 on Linux.  I've configured the UI to single-window
mode and have opened multiple images, each with a tabbed display.

It is my understanding that I should be able to grab a layer from one
image and drag-and-drop it onto the tab of another image in order to
append a copy of that layer in the new image.  I have not been able to do
this.  I'm grabbing a layer from the layers dialog and dragging it to the
tab-thumbnail, but the layer is not copied to the new image.

Can anyone explain the proper procedure?  Thanks.

You are right that this is what is supposed to happen, but it doesn't.
It is a known bug of the Single-Window mode (it works in Multi-Window
mode). See this bug report:

A couple of comments for the UI designers:

  * I find the [X] icons on the image tabs to be a real problem getting
    accidentally selected and dismissing the image when attempting to
    quickly select another tab.  I would prefer another tab dismissal
    method such as right-click-menu close.

  * Some user control over the tabs would be good.  For example, I would
    like to see the the vertical height of of the tabs be smaller and have
    the option of displaying file names and/or icons.

Well there are some UI project to redo the image tabs, or in
particular to transform them in a thumbnail parade.
See this blog post from our main UI designer:
That includes no [X] for closing, and also more freedom to decide the
size of the thumbnails (big or small, for all tastes). But when will
this appear actually in GIMP? Really not sure. No spec has been
written yet, thus of course no development has actually been started
either. That's all just a vague project right now.


Jeffery Small

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