Yes. Or, like I said, just separate path and color tweaking into
different tools. I would do that except that I want Jon to make the
vertical toolbar clippable first, otherwise it's already too tall.
For this tool I think that the brush radius as well as the forces and
fidelity parameters convey more of a qualitative feel (brush big/
small, force high/low/medium, fidelity high/low etc.) and the actual
values don't really matter. So maybe the spin buttons could be turned
into sliders, since there is enough space on the toolbar currently.
If you want to keep the quantitative information sliders similar to
those used in for the snapping distance in the preferences could be
used. But I really think that a simple slider, maybe with "clicks"
every 10 steps or so would be sufficient and more appropriate (and it
is an user of Inkscape for precision drawings who speaks!). In fact
that would probably be true for many other spin buttons in other
tools, in the calligraphy tool in particular, but their toolbar's are
already quite full and a spin button is the most space effective widget.
Agreed, but this needs some support from Jon too. Jon, can you
implement a way to optionally represent the spinbutton toolbar control
as a slider?