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Offline blurymind

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annoying colour picker behavior
« on: November 28, 2012, 01:14:17 pm »
It seem that it was intentionally implemented to let you compare a colour you picked or something, but in recent mypaint builds from the ppa,

when you pick a colour, the colour picker square showing the colour you picked would stay on the screen forever, until you hover over it with the cursor.
I find this behaviour extremely annoying/distracting. Its like one of those pop up ads that you need to manually close every time they open - it breaks the flow of work,as it makes you do one extra action every time you pick a colour. I dont need that box to stay there and I certainly dont like having to hover over it every time to close it. It tends to distract me a lot. It's not auseful enough to be worth the extra work.

Can we (optionally and even by default) disable this colour picker behavior??
If you want to keep it, then can you please tell me how to disable it completely? I will gladly open that python file and add some # //

Please  :-\


On a side note:
This made me notice that the shape of the color picker picked color preview being a square is more distracting than if it was a circle. Why is a square more of a sore thumb you ask?
Some drawing software has that in the shape of a circle. I think they do it because the circle has no pointy edges. Most drawings are made of curvy lines and very rarely are they made of completely horizontal and vertical lines. Mathematically correct square shapes that are not distorted by perspective!
This makes the pop up appear as an object that is hovering over the drawing- obstructing parts of it.
When you see that with your periferal vision, your mind immediately identifies it as a foreign element that is floating over a part of the canvas - something foreign.
When its a circle, that visually somehow makes it more acceptable for the periferal vision.
It's important to not have any distractions and be able to always keep your vision clean of things that pop over the canvas. Thats why I prefer to keep my dialogs in the right panel instead of floating over the canvas.

If its a bug, sorry for the rant. I hope its a bug
« Last Edit: November 28, 2012, 01:30:16 pm by blurymind »
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Re: annoying colour picker behavior
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2012, 01:36:03 pm »
This sounds familiar: is this one of the symptoms described in the bug report at https://gna.org/bugs/?19710 at all?

Right now it only seems to be happening in Unity under Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. What DE and operating system are you using?

EDIT: typo
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Re: annoying colour picker behavior
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 01:22:30 pm »
This sounds familiar: is this one of the symptoms described in the bug report at https://gna.org/bugs/?19710 at all?

Right now it only seems to be happening in Unity under Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10. What DE and operating system are you using?

EDIT: typo

I can confirm that its happening under both Unity and Gnome Shell - Ubuntu 12.10
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Re: annoying colour picker behavior
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2012, 06:19:10 am »
I experience a similar problem which arises only if I leave the window (IOW MyPaint loses keyboard and pointer focus in the middle of the operation).

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Re: annoying colour picker behavior
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2012, 12:23:58 am »
Same problem here. Now i touch it with the cursor without knowing it. Habits, but problem, nevertheless.

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Re: annoying colour picker behavior
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2012, 03:17:49 am »
Hopefully fixed in the commit mentioned in the bug report about this problem, https://gna.org/bugs/?19710

Please follow up at the bug tracker (and not here) if you still see this problem with the latest git commit, or if you see any of the linked bugs come back.