Sorry for the late reply, I wanted to play around with version 0.40 for a
while before posting and then I forgot about having drafted this message.
On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, bulia byak wrote:
Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 15:24:09 -0500
From: bulia byak <buliabyak@...400...>
To: inkscape-devel(a)lists.sourceforge.net, MenTaLguY <mental@...3...>
Subject: [Inkscape-devel] layer commands we need
Here's a list of layer commands that we need to implement, comments
and additions welcome:
First off you really dont want to have negative labels, they should be
positive and the checkbox would indicate the state.
Layers... // opens the Layers dialog
keybinding should definately be Ctrl+Shift+N
Move to Layer Above Shift+PgUp
// move selection to the top of sibling layer above, or to the
top of parent layer (but not root) if no siblings
Move to Layer Below Shift+PgDn
// move selection to the top of sibling layer below, or to the
bottom of parent layer (but not root) if no siblings
Move to Layer... // let me choose the
layer name to move selection to
For the moment it does make sense to have these directly in the Layer menu
but as other features are added and depending on how full the menu gets it
may make sense to have them in a submenu
Unlock All Layers // unlock all layers in the document (or
all siblings of the current layer?)
Unhide All Layers
If you are going to put this in the menus at all I would prefer to see
(View in this case is analagous to Show)
and a simliar structure for
Unlock All in Layer // unlock all children of the current
Unhide All in Layer
Group to Layer // convert group to layer
While this makes a lot of sense from the way layers are already
implemented as Groups I'm not sure this is the best way to go as it is
very specific and not coming at it from the user point of view.
It might be better to have something more generic like "Convert to Layer"
that would take the current selection and irrespective of it being a group
or not and put it on a New Layer. (This would actually be the same as
what I previously described as "New Layer from Cut").
Layer to Group
I could apply the same logic as above to this idea but I think it this
case it might be more useful to retain the grouping.
In a hurry and dont have time to consider this in any further detail, hope
these ideas help.
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