Unhide the items hidden in the Advanced drop-down file export dialogs
Submitted by Elle Stone
This bug report is taken from comments 3, 8, and 9 that I made in bug 792952 regarding what's hidden behind the "Advanced" drop-down menu in various file export dialogs.
Quoting comments from bug 792952 :
Personally I click to open Advanced drop-down menu on the Export dialogs every single time I export an image, specifically to make sure the metadata boxes aren't checked, and also for jpegs to check the compression settings and such - none of this is "Advanced" - it's all "Basic".
Setting a default to write or not write metadata is not any kind of guarantee that somehow the default gets overwritten. Sometimes "stuff happens" and the user's settings in Preferences get overwritten. Sometimes the user might have just been experimenting or made a supposedl "one time only" change, and then forgot to change things back.
For my "CCE" version of GIMP I modified the code to get rid of these "Advanced" drop-downs, just to eliminate that "one more click" that had to be done to get an image exported to disk. If there is an interest in removing the Advanced drop-down for default GIMP 2.10, I could try to write a similar patch.
This attachment (attached to bug 792952) shows a screenshot of various export dialogs without the Advanced drop-down menu, so the currently (in default GIMP) "hidden but certainly not Advanced" stuff is always and instantly visible:
Version: git master