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active preview window and tool function Wightwizard 15 Jan 15:53
  active preview window and tool function Gary Aitken 15 Jan 20:44
2020-01-15 15:53:37 UTC (about 1 month ago)
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active preview window and tool function

When selecting from say colour/level or other tool and the tools dialogue opens, the image windoiw then dulls into background as it is no longer the active window. So when you make an adjustment, have to keep mouse clicking back and forth to see 'real' effect. Is there a way to prevent this and keep image as should be and not semi-transparent with the desktop image showing through each time you click into tool?

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Gary Aitken
2020-01-15 20:44:26 UTC (about 1 month ago)

active preview window and tool function

On 1/15/20 8:53 AM, Wightwizard wrote:

When selecting from say colour/level or other tool and the tools dialogue opens, the image windoiw then dulls into background as it is no longer the active window. So when you make an adjustment, have to keep mouse clicking back and forth to see 'real' effect. Is there a way to prevent this and keep image as should be and not semi-transparent with the desktop image showing through each time you click into tool?

If you use the keyboard accelerators to activate a tool, you can stay focused on the image window. If you hover your mouse over the tool button, the tooltip will show at the far right the accelerator key used to activate that tool. For example, 'M' will activate the "Move" tool.

The switching back and forth is not an issue with GIMP; it is the window manager that is changing the focus, and is outside of GIMP's control.

Gary