Re: No "File -> Save" in gimp
On Wed, Mar 19, 2003 at 07:57:02AM -0500, Hall Stevenson wrote:
> Regarding people's replies of "how does GIMP know which image you want to
> save ?", ask the same question to gedit or any other
> multiple-document-interface gtk/gnome app.
And there is your answer: GIMP is not an MDI app. It places each
image in a completely independent window rather than in sub-windows
within a main application window.
> So, hitting CRTL+S works... but how does GIMP know which image to save now
> ?? Does using a keyboard shortcut invoke some different logic inside of
> GIMP that gives it the ability to suddenly know which image you want saved
When you use a keyboard command, the image window retains focus, so
it can save the focused window. When you use a menu command, focus
moves to the window that the menu is attached to; if this is not an
image window (as is the case with GIMP, which only has a menu on the
toolbox window), then saving the focused window makes no sense.
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