bulia byak wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 9:35 AM, Alexandre Prokoudine
> <alexandre.prokoudine@...> wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 30, 2009 at 5:02 AM, bulia byak wrote:
>>> On Thu, Jan 29, 2009 at 6:45 PM, john cliff wrote:
>>> Absolutely. Would it work for everyone if turning the pen over would
>>> switch you to Calligraphic tool with Alt reversed, i.e. erasing
>>> without Alt and drawing with Alt?
>> Just curious... Why is it Alt for subtracting? Dunno for others, but
>> being a hardcore GIMP user I got used to Ctrl for that (in terms of
>> selection tools).
> While Shift has "add" as one of its meanings in many tools, I don't
> think we have any traditional key for "subtract" - in which case
> following Gimp would be nice, if not for the fact that Ctrl is already
> taken in calligraphic for a more traditional role of "constraint"
> (tracking guide).
While I still need time to try the CVS Inkscape and give the erase
button a thorough test (I hope we'd have at least a week, if not a month
of use before any decision is taken), here are some ideas:
The toolbar space is a prime ressource on small screens (small laptops,
netbooks), but not on common desktop screens (on a 24' I can easily fit
8 more buttons) and desktop-replacement laptops (17' on laptops usually
have at least 900 lines, my 6 years old 15' has 1200...)
- those small screen laptops/netbooks are the ones that need the Alt key
the most for moving windows on the desktop (you can't click OK on many
configurations screens without moving the windows up).
Can we really, for the sake of those users that will benefit from a
smaller toolbar, ask those same users to give up the only feature they
can't leave with (unless they're geeks and know how to reconfigure their
desktop to use another key than Alt)? For users with a decent screen
resolution, there's still plenty of space on the toolbar (bring it on!).