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 Post subject: Measuring Tool, Vertical Guide Placement [SOLVED]
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:17 pm  (#1) 
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The measuring tool :measure will not put out a vertical guide, when using the ALT key guide line feature of this tool.

Anyone else using Fedora/Linux and Gimp 2.8.16 having this issue?

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 Post subject: Re: Measuring Tool, Vertical Guide Placement (Linux users only reply)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:21 am  (#2) 
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Same here with Uduntu and 2.8.16, no vertical guide using Alt + Left click. Both Ctrl + Left click for a horizontal guide and Ctrl + Alt + Left click for vertical and horizontal guides work normally. The mouse pointer changes but no vertical guide.
That's a puzzler. :puzzled

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 Post subject: Re: Measuring Tool, Vertical Guide Placement (Linux users only reply)
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Odinbc wrote:
Same here with Uduntu and 2.8.16, no vertical guide using Alt + Left click. Both Ctrl + Left click for a horizontal guide and Ctrl + Alt + Left click for vertical and horizontal guides work normally. The mouse pointer changes but no vertical guide.
That's a puzzler. :puzzled

Yes!?
I had this same problem in Windows, but only when using an Alt-Drag script to move and resize open windows.

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 Post subject: Re: Measuring Tool, Vertical Guide Placement (Linux users only reply)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 3:59 am  (#4) 
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Wallace wrote:
GIMP Version: 2.8.16
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OS Version: Fedora 23, Mate
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The measuring tool :measure will not put out a vertical guide, when using the ALT key guide line feature of this tool.
Anyone else using Fedora/Linux and Gimp 2.8.16 having this issue?


Have you tried using shift-alt shift-ctrl

a quick demo https://youtu.be/RW5Dwan_WXg 49 secs so do not blink

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 Post subject: Re: Measuring Tool, Vertical Guide Placement (Linux users only reply)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:14 am  (#5) 
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rich2005 wrote:
Have you tried using shift-alt shift-ctrl

a quick demo https://youtu.be/RW5Dwan_WXg 49 secs so do not blink


Thanks Rich for that quick demo.
Unfortunately the Shift>Alt also doesn't produce a vertical guideline.
However, the other guide function using Ctrl>Alt dose produce to correct guide placements.
I had such high hopes that this would work. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Measuring Tool, Vertical Guide Placement (Linux users only reply)
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Wallace wrote:
Unfortunately the Shift>Alt also doesn't produce a vertical guideline.
However, the other guide function using Ctrl>Alt dose produce to correct guide placements.
I had such high hopes that this would work.


Such is life

It is worth trying some of the other function keys and combinations

I have an old laptop with Mint MATE + Gimp 2.9.1 installed.

For a vertical guide there,
alt and the cursor changes but no click action
shift-alt and the cursor changes but no click action
alt (first) +left windows key - click - bingo it works

weird but there you go.

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 Post subject: Re: Measuring Tool, Vertical Guide Placement (Linux users only reply)
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rich2005 wrote:
Such is life

It is worth trying some of the other function keys and combinations

I have an old laptop with Mint MATE + Gimp 2.9.1 installed.

For a vertical guide there,
alt and the cursor changes but no click action
shift-alt and the cursor changes but no click action
alt (first) +left windows key - click - bingo it works

weird but there you go.


Yeah, I'll try that combo and see if it works.

Edit:
The Windows+Alt key combo worked to create the vertical guideline placement.
I'm not sure if this key combo for the measuring tool can be seen, or changed in the preference, but I'll have a look.
Thanks again Rich. :bigthup

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