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feature request Marco Ciampa 02 Jul 10:38
  feature request Tim Jedlicka 04 Jul 07:45
   feature request Akkana Peck 04 Jul 21:36
  feature request Sven Neumann 05 Jul 21:33
   feature request Marco Ciampa 11 Sep 23:11
Marco Ciampa
2006-07-02 10:38:17 UTC (over 12 years ago)

feature request

This is my first post here and I'm a newbie in english language and gimp too so, please do not bite me! :-)

I'm writing here because I'm thinking to post a feature request on the gimp bugzilla but I'm not shure. It seems too simple a request so I'm asking myself if there is a really stupid reason for which gimp is behaving in this way...

Now the problem.

I use GIMP usually with many GIMP panels opened all together. GIMP remembers windows position already and "this is a good thing (TM)". When I use GIMP, if I temporarly open another program, when I want to return to GIMP, I have to manually re-clic on to every gimp windows (toolbox, images,layers, etc.) that I covered with the windows of the other program

Why not to bring all the GIMP windows up over all the others windows when I clic on to one of the many GIMP windows? This behaviour could be disabled by default in the preference window if you find it "too much customized".

TIA

Tim Jedlicka
2006-07-04 07:45:10 UTC (over 12 years ago)

feature request

On 7/2/06, Marco Ciampa wrote:

When I use GIMP, if I temporarly open another program, when I want to return
to GIMP, I have to manually re-clic on to every gimp windows (toolbox, images,layers, etc.) that I covered with the windows of the other program

Why not to bring all the GIMP windows up over all the others windows when I
clic on to one of the many GIMP windows? This behaviour could be disabled by default in the preference window if you find it "too much customized".

While in the image window - try a Shift-Tab (it may just be my window manager (gnome/gdm)), but this works well for me.

Akkana Peck
2006-07-04 21:36:09 UTC (over 12 years ago)

feature request

Tim Jedlicka writes:

On 7/2/06, Marco Ciampa wrote:

Why not to bring all the GIMP windows up over all the others windows when I clic on to one of the many GIMP windows?

While in the image window - try a Shift-Tab (it may just be my window manager (gnome/gdm)), but this works well for me.

Doesn't work here in fvwm. It makes the Toolbox and dialogs disappear; then another shift-tab brings them back, on top of other windows. In neither case does it affect the stacking order of any gimp image windows.

I wouldn't want to see a click on any window bring all the others forward. That would be really annoying, since there are many reasons for clicking in a window and most of them don't involve any of the other windows that might be open.

But I agree it would be quite useful to have some way of bringing all gimp windows to the front, ideally via a menu item (which could then be bound to a keystroke). There are definitely times when I would use and appreciate that. (As a workaround, what I do is tell my windowmanager to move whatever window is hiding gimp down to the bottom of the stack. I'm not sure all windowmanagers offer a way to do that, though.)

If this gimp function was implemented, it would have to loop over the image windows and bring each one forward ... in what order? Order by last access time? Does gimp even keep information about the last time at which each currently open image window was accessed? I suppose it isn't that critical as long as the one most recently accessed image window ends up on top along with the Toolbox and dialogs.

Sven Neumann
2006-07-05 21:33:45 UTC (over 12 years ago)

feature request

Hi,

On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 10:38 +0200, Marco Ciampa wrote:

Why not to bring all the GIMP windows up over all the others windows when I clic on to one of the many GIMP windows?

Because it isn't trivial to do that. You can try the transient windows option in the Preferences dialog of a recent 2.3 development release. See http://svenfoo.geekheim.de/index.php/2005-05-12/transient-docks/ for more info.

Sven

Marco Ciampa
2006-09-11 23:11:49 UTC (about 12 years ago)

feature request

On Wed, Jul 05, 2006 at 09:33:45PM +0200, Sven Neumann wrote:

Hi,

On Sun, 2006-07-02 at 10:38 +0200, Marco Ciampa wrote:

Why not to bring all the GIMP windows up over all the others windows when I clic on to one of the many GIMP windows?

Because it isn't trivial to do that. You can try the transient windows option in the Preferences dialog of a recent 2.3 development release. See http://svenfoo.geekheim.de/index.php/2005-05-12/transient-docks/ for more info.

I'm veeery sorry, I've totally missed this! This is exactly what I was asking for (and what some gimp users asked me for gimp). I tested cvs gimp with last kubuntu/debian kde desktop and it rocks!

Many thanks!