Too many dockers...

Sven Langkamp longamp at
Tue Sep 21 18:05:39 CEST 2004

Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

>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.
Right, over the time the dockers get bigger and bigger. I have a 
1024x768 resolution and the all dockers together need at least 50% of 
the screen.

>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.
Another way would be using Kivio like dockers even though they are not 

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