From: David Purton (dcpurton_at_chariot.net.au)
Date: Mon, 26 Apr 2004 11:25:18 +0930 To: firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sun, Apr 25, 2004 at 10:05:35AM +0200, Richard Lyons wrote:
> My recent update of my sid system has brought a number of changes to my
> life, including gimp 2.0.0. Benjamin Sher's question to gimp experts
> prompts me to ask the same people for help.
> The new gui for gimp seems to me to have lost the elegant minimalism of
> the old. The various tool windows are now joined into bigger
> assemblies that cannot be tucked into unused corners. And they are so
> huge! All the components are bigger: menu bar, icons, rulers,
> everything is wasteful of screen real-estate. (The same problem as the
> new gnumeric, BTW).
You can break all the windows up into smaller bits or sets of tabbed
windows. You can remove the menu bar from the drawing windows, so they
return to a gimp1.2 look (which I also prefer).
IMHO, the new gimp UI is a *HUGE* improvement of the the previous one.
If you use tabs properly it takes up much less screen space than gimp1.2
and it also looks a heap beter.
I suggest you have a look through gimps preferences, shortcut menus and
drag things around until they look like what you want. I found the gimp2
layout very flexible, so you should be able to get it looking like
whatever you want.
Have a look at the dialogs menu in the file menu of the main gimp
toolbox - all those dialogs can be placed in seprate windows or combined
in tabs or combined in joined up docks or any combination of the above.
I don't know what you mean about menubars and components been bigger -
these are dependent on whatever gtk2 theme you are running and whatever
dpi you are running your X server at.
I run X at 72dpi on a 1280x1024 screen - so all the icons and text in
menus etc are very small.
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