Kwin config for Gimp
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Sat Mar 12 19:16:37 UTC 2011
On March 12, 2011 10:21:27 AM Scott Kitterman wrote:
> On Saturday, March 12, 2011 10:02:09 am Yuval Levy wrote:
> > expected behavior: the three windows listed above come to the forefront
> > observed behavior: only the main window comes to the forefront
> OK. I see this.
I am happy I was able to show you this.
> If Gimp works as multiple independent processes, I'm not
> sure what the window manager is supposed to do about that? I know of no
> other application that behaves this way.
Personally I have learned to live with this (and many other) papercuts in
Kubuntu. It still suits my needs better than anything else out there. Thank
you for making it available.
> I agree it's suboptimal, but I think unusable is an exaggeration.
If you were using Gimp often enough, I would not have had to show you the
dissonance between actual and expected behavior. I am myself an occasional
user and can live with the current situation, but I can also imagine that for
those who work with Gimp on a daily basis, unusable is not an exaggeration. I
would like to use Gimp more if it was "more usable for me".
For a Gimp user the current behavior means a workaround of two extra steps,
one of which does not even have a keyboard shortcut. Not my definition of
It reminds me of a problem with a similar workaround in Kate:
The workaround is an equally annoying two extra steps: change encoding to
UTF-16 and then back to UTF-8. If you are a programmer and use Kate
frequently, you may deem this as being unusable. A graphic designer would
"agree it's suboptimal, but think ubusable is an exaggeration."
> Next question: What's the kwin setting that's supposed to change this?
I just saw this thread and thought I can help you see what I see. I also
listed what I would like to see - the one liner "expected behavior" above. I
am not knowledgeable enough of the technology to say what, if anything, should
be changed in which software package or "standard". Please accept my apology
for leaving you with a hot potato in the hand: You'll have to figure out for
yourself what you want to do with my one liner "expected behavior" feedback.
It is your software distribution, you rule. I am thankful to you for
distributing it to me and I will keep using it (mostly) silently until I find
an alternative that better suits my needs. I will keep trying to contribute
where I can and where my contribution is welcome.
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