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Major Newbie Puzzlement

Oct 21, 2013, 04:37
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Major Newbie Puzzlement
I'm new to GIMP. I installed Version 2.8.4 on my Mac mini (with standard Windows keyboard). The very first thing I'm playing with is the Clone Tool. There's a dearth of information on how to use this tool, but the few scraps I found suggest that all I need to do is press CTRL and use the mouse to select an area to clone. However, every time I do this, I bring up a context menu (File; Edit; Select; View; Image; Layer; Color; etc.). The cursor consists of a stamp, crossed-out circle, and dotted circle (representing the brush).

I've tried everything I can think of, but I am absolutely puzzled by this. It is so unintuitive and opaque. What can possibly be wrong???
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Oct 21, 2013, 12:28
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RE: Major Newbie Puzzlement
(Oct 21, 2013 07:00)ofnuts Wrote:  The unintuitiveness and opaqueness is in OSX, because this works very well in all flavors of Windows and all kinds of Linux-based desktops. IIRC OSX catches Control-click for its own purposes, but you can use some other key instead (Meta?) .

Thanks, you're right. The OS X version of GIMP uses Command instead of CTRL.

Apple just **has** to be different from everyone else! :-(
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