Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 24th Sep 2009 22:52 UTC, submitted by abraxas
Graphics, User Interfaces Gimp critics will have one less thing to complain about when Gimp 2.8 is released later this year. Single window mode is coming with the next major release along with some other interesting UI enhancements.
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"Improvements"?
by Roguelazer on Fri 25th Sep 2009 00:32 UTC
Roguelazer
Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm not sure I'd call MDI an improvement. Ever. For anything. My window manager is smarter than whatever they will write. At least they're not taking the usable mode away...

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RE: "Improvements"?
by ichi on Fri 25th Sep 2009 08:57 in reply to ""Improvements"?"
ichi Member since:
2007-03-06

Your window manager probably but most people complaining are running Windows, and there I understand that managing groups of windows can be a PITA in serious need of the MDI workaround.

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RE: "Improvements"?
by Bending Unit on Fri 25th Sep 2009 09:56 in reply to ""Improvements"?"
Bending Unit Member since:
2005-07-06

What web browser are you using again? Not one of those awful MDI ones I presume?

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RE: "Improvements"?
by chimby on Fri 25th Sep 2009 19:44 in reply to ""Improvements"?"
chimby Member since:
2006-10-02

LOL. I have tried to like GIMP without the MDI, and no matter which window manager I use it all goes to crap when I have multiple desktops. Inevitably I will end up with my tools on one desktop and the image on the other....very annoying. Or, one little toolbar gets moved to another desktop and I can't find it without clicking around.

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RE[2]: "Improvements"?
by sorpigal on Tue 29th Sep 2009 11:12 in reply to "RE: "Improvements"?"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

You're doing it wrong, or just lying.

This has never, ever been an issue for me. Multiple desktops? I have 32 of them. I gimp on one, just one, and never have a problem like you describe.

I also use Enlightenment, which is a good window manager. On Windows the gimp is a pain because Windows sucks for managing windows (ironic!) But, even there I would prefer not to have an MDI... especially one where I cannot work on two or three images side by side!

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RE: "Improvements"?
by abraxas on Sat 26th Sep 2009 13:28 in reply to ""Improvements"?"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

I'm not sure I'd call MDI an improvement. Ever. For anything. My window manager is smarter than whatever they will write. At least they're not taking the usable mode away...


Single Window Mode will be an option. You can still use multiple windows if you like.

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