Bug 342168 - JJ: A way to disable the "on hover" layer thumbnail popup.
Summary: JJ: A way to disable the "on hover" layer thumbnail popup.
Alias: None
Product: krita
Classification: Applications
Component: Usability (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Compiled Sources Linux
: NOR wishlist
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Krita Bugs
Keywords: junior-jobs
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Reported: 2014-12-23 17:14 UTC by Elle Stone
Modified: 2015-07-04 22:35 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Elle Stone 2014-12-23 17:14:16 UTC
When I'm trying to look at the various layers and masks, I use the mouse to focus my attention on the layers. So the mouse is hovering over a layer or a mask, which after a short delay causes a large layer thumbnail popup to appear, covering the layer information that I'm trying to look at. 

Moving the mouse causes different layers to popup their own thumbnails, causing a visual jumble of annoying popups. 

When I hover the mouse over the layers, I really don't want to see thumbnail popups. I'm just trying to sort through the layers - check whether a layer is visible, what the attribute text says, etc. All the popups accomplish is to cover the layer information that I'm trying to look at. 

The obvious thing to do is not hover the mouse over the layers. But on my monitor the actual layer information and text is kinda small. So when the layer stack contains more than just a couple of layers, moving the mouse arrow over the layer stack helps me focus my eyes on the layer information that I'm trying to look at. And then the popup pops up and obscures the layer information that I'm trying to read.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Hover the mouse over a layer.

Actual Results:  
A large layer thumbnail pops up, covering several layers and part of the image. This means I have to move the mouse off the layer stack to actually look at the layers, which means removing the visual aid of the mouse arrow that I would normally use to focus my eyes on the portion of the layer stack that is of interest.

Expected Results:  
It would be very nice to have the option to completely disable the layer thumbnail popups. At least for me, all they do is get in the way of reading the layer information, and they add a lot of distracting visual clutter. Even if they appeared completely to the outside of the layer box, instead of partially over the layer box, they are visually distracting.

A better alternative would be if the popup only appears when hovering over the actual layer thumbnail/icon. At the moment the popup appears when the mouse is hovering over any portion of the layer.

This is for Krita 2.9 Beta 1 compiled from git and running on Gentoo Linux.
Comment 1 Halla Rempt 2014-12-23 17:16:41 UTC
Sure, it should be pretty easy to add that option!
Comment 2 Dmitry Kazakov 2015-01-28 07:02:25 UTC
Git commit 15a650b38285b7c447a191b1a451765af9aefb6f by Dmitry Kazakov, on behalf of Aleksander Demko.
Committed on 28/01/2015 at 06:59.
Pushed by dkazakov into branch 'calligra/2.9'.

Fixed Bug 342168 - configure the "on hover" layer thumbnail popup

Added a new global setting "Hide layer thumbnail popup", when enabled,
suppresses all tooltip popups in KisDocumentSelectionDelegate

Thanks Aleksander Demko for the patch!

M  +5    -2    krita/ui/KisDocumentSectionDelegate.cpp
M  +4    -1    krita/ui/dialogs/kis_dlg_preferences.cc
M  +11   -4    krita/ui/forms/wdgdisplaysettings.ui
M  +10   -0    krita/ui/kis_config.cc
M  +3    -0    krita/ui/kis_config.h

Comment 3 Elle Stone 2015-07-04 22:35:38 UTC
Thank you! I hadn't used Krita in a while. But I'm using it now, and the ability to disable the on-hover layer pop-ups is wonderful! Thank you again!