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3 minutes ago, thomaso said:

Whereas the term 'magic wand' to me always feels odd in an UI, reminding me of unicorn, fairy, elf … and a glittering sound when the tool is used …

Well there is still some kind of magic behind the selection algorithm function used here, so maybe that's why the symbols and older names are used for it that way.

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To be honest I have always thought of that tool as the Magic Wand or Zauberstab (thanks @thomaso). I mean why else is the default shortcut W if not for Wand.

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59 minutes ago, v_kyr said:

Well there is still some kind of magic behind the selection algorithm function used here

I understand the initial idea behind 'magic wand' – it just sounds a bit childish and seems to imply that even the developers of the algorithm are surprised & amazed that it works. From this perspective, the computer itself is magic … and every tool makes noise https://youtu.be/nus5sz9McSA

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1 hour ago, Old Bruce said:

Again we see poorly named items.

I guess I am in the minority but I think "flood" is a much better choice for what these tools do than the alternatives. In particular, I have always thought that the old "Magic Wand" name is silly & devoid of any suggestion of what it actually does, since there is nothing magical about how it works.

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33 minutes ago, thomaso said:

I understand the initial idea behind 'magic wand' … and every tool makes noise ...

Well, one don't have mix it up and get confused with another common tool also always called "magic wand" in english here and which probably makes more noise. 😉

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