Too many dockers...

Boudewijn Rempt boud at
Tue Sep 21 11:31:04 CEST 2004

I noticed recently that we've now got some very cool new brush shape tabs in 
Krita. It took a while, because the tabs got hidden behind the little arrow
buttons that indicate that there are more tabs but that are too small to see
on a high resolution screen...

So I've now split that docker in two dockers: one for brush shapes, one for 
area fills. Of course, that means that the dockers don't fit along the 
right-hand side of Krita anymore, not even on my 1600x1200 panel. And I want 
to add a docker for paint ops. For the moment, I've made the tool options 
docker floating, but I haven't found a way to move it to the left-bottom 
corner like in Fractal Painter.

Anyway, we need a better solution, and I'm afraid we're going to have to write 
a new widget ourselves. Something like a combobox, only with options in a 
row, where pattern, brush shapes or paint ops can be selected from a fold-out 
icon box like it's done right now, but the five most recently selected are in 
a single row, and can be selected more quickly.

Gradients should be shown in a plain combobox, then they're longer and it 
would be easier to judge what a gradient looks like.

Oh, and I've made a default-tools plugin with all current tools. Spent most
of the train journey to Brussels doing that. It was a long-standing wish of 
Patrick Julien that the tools would become KParts, but that's with the 
current way of assigning separate instances of tools to pointer devices not 
really possible, so I solved it the same way as for paint ops. Anyway... New 
tools in a separate plugin, modeled on the tools plugin I'm going to checkin, 

(One problem is the .rc file. Haven't got that working yet, but no doubt I'll 
find a solution.)

Boudewijn Rempt | "Geef mij maar zuurtjes."
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