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Closing Free Selection Tool

Sep 14, 2011, 11:01
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Closing Free Selection Tool
From GIMP help:
"Revision $Revision: 2435 $ 2007-12-22 P.P
When you release the mouse button, the selection is closed by connecting the current pointer location to the start location with a straight line."

I remember this used to be the behavior, but for a long time it only closes for me if I move the pointer very close to the start point, otherwise it just holds on and keeps selecting more every time I click. VERY annoying! At times, if I click very close to the starting point several times, but not close enough, the entire selection changes shape, destroying the selection I just drew. What on earth is happening??
This is GIMP 2.6.10 on Debian stable.

Thanks for any hints!
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Sep 14, 2011, 11:57
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RE: Closing Free Selection Tool
Using gimp 2.6.11 and PCLOS2011

Try, make your selection, release the mouse button, hit the enter key. works here.

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Sep 14, 2011, 12:18
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RE: Closing Free Selection Tool
Besides the enter key, it closes if you are on the origin point when you click. And this is helped by a 2 or 3 pixels "capture zone" around the origin point, hat makes your pointer "snap" to that point where you are in the zone.

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