Suggestion: New button should not ask for picture size

Bug #762860 reported by grofaty
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix

Bug Description

In Pinta 0.8 I use a lot of "New" button from toolbar and also <Ctrl>+N, but what I don't like is that window asking me the same "pixel width/height" question every time I open a new picture. I think users almost never change the size of the picture. Just like in a Microsoft Word (or some similar program), when you click on new icon from toolbar the new document just opens.

I also see this option just like a printing option from any other program, when you click on Print from toolbar, document just gets printed to the default printer, but if you select File | Print then new window opens.

What I would like to do is, just make Pinta default action for 99% of the actions end-user is trying to do. End leave the 1% option to go to File | New when new size is required.

I suggest:
- New button from toolbar: no question should be asked just open new image with the last selected width/height
- <Ctrl>+N: the same action as above
- File | New: ask the question about width/height size (just like it is now).

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Jonathan Pobst (jpobst) wrote :

I believe you are incorrect in your assessment that 99% of users don't care what size their picture is.

I don't think this will ever be in the default Pinta, however I fully intend for Pinta's extension system to be flexible enough to add/remove/intercept toolbar buttons and menus and handle them however they wish. Once that is available, an extension could create the behavior you want.

Changed in pinta:
status: New → Won't Fix
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grofaty (grofaty) wrote :

Jonathan, I didn't write that 99% of users don't care what size their picture is. People care about picture size, but in 99% of time the default size they have set in previous session is what they want, so there is no need of asking the same question over and over again. If user wants to change the settings, user can still go to File | New. Just a suggestion...

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