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bug #20369: Icon on the toolbar / right-click / preference system

Submitted by:  David REVOY <deevad>
Submitted on:  Sat Dec 15 10:30:54 2012  
Severity: 2 - MinorPriority: 5 - Normal
Status: In ProgressPrivacy: Public
Assigned to: Andrew Chadwick <achadwick>Open/Closed: Open
Release: 1+GitPlanned Release: None
Operating System: Linux

Mon Dec 31 04:12:45 2012, comment #3:

There's nothing we can do about putting the toolbar preferences into the menu before 1.1.0: it would require the addition of a new string for the submenu.

I've tried to concentrate on making the defaults more sensible instead: see ba6ba5ab on master (https://gitorious.org/mypaint/mypaint/commit/ba6ba5ab5788c71ccf248cdc5395085e20d53d22 and its parent couple of commits). It includes a few of your suggestions - let me know what you think.

Andrew Chadwick <achadwick>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Mon Dec 17 11:19:15 2012, comment #2:

Yes, I tested your 'default' list proposition , and I think most user will find in this setting on first open what they want to look for. Thanks

Having the option on the 'view' main menu sound also good.

( sorry for the late reply ; Gmail now mark as spam mails from Gna.org ... even if I made a filter for them ...bleeeee ^ ^ )

David REVOY <deevad>
Project Member
Sat Dec 15 20:39:08 2012, comment #1:

To some extent, the right-button menu is a standard feature. It would be nice to have the options in the View menu, however.

Brush blend modes like Lock Alpha and Colorize are fairly esoteric. I'll see what I can do about eraser mode, however. That probably should be more available. Helpfully, the toolbar button works as a toggle.

What should be on by default? I think

  • File handling
  • Undo/Redo
  • Edit modes
  • Blend modes
  • View (Main)
  • View (Resetting)
  • Subwindows

is a good set these days.

Andrew Chadwick <achadwick>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Dec 15 10:30:54 2012, original submission:


I keep receiving emails from other testers or user of the PPA ( 2 this week + 1 comment on deviantART ) about them not sure to have the last version of Mypaint, because they saw on my screenshot more icons on my toolbar. And by default their Mypaint look naked.

It appears the 'right-click' on the toolbar to add icons is a feature even user able to compile and test can't discover by themself.
When I tell them the trick they often say they looked if an option exist for it in the preference panel. And it make sens.

A first solution I suggest is to make more icon visible on the toolbar by default :)

A user sent me this link to ask for the icons ( http://imageftw.com/uploads/20121215/mypaintgit1.png ) and in this setup default, even the eraser is missing, and pan/zoom tools.

David REVOY <deevad>
Project Member


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