Thank you for reading and discussing in all these replies! I would like to stress that I came up with these ideas because I felt the inconvienience when I was using Krita, not because I wanted Krita to become SAI or CSP.
After your discussions, I remade the mockup of the second idea. What do you think?
I too think it’d be nice if we have the options for toggling the Opacity, Blending Modes and Layer thumbnail size adjustment grouped together in one place. It’ll provide flexibility for the users to talor Krita to their preferences, although it’ll surely increase your workload implementing them.
Also note that in the mockup the thumbnail size of both screen shots are the same – the minimal size Krita allows. The font sizes are also the same, I was able to put 2 rows of text in there just like that.
I also like the idea to put the name on top, while the opacity and blending mode placed below it with lower contrast. This will makes sure the layer name stands out.
I don’t think giving non-default opacity blending mode colors to be a good idea. It’ll clash with the color labels we already have, it’ll also make the layer docker less readable. We might be able to get away with just one dedicated color indicator, although it’ll still direct our attention away from the layer name.
Giving Indentation a slider would be nice too, that’ll make sure everyone can talor it according to their preference.
I fully understand that the developers are busy. So please take your time!
Lastly, I used Google translate to read your comments, but I don’t trust it enough to handle my own post, so I asked Tyson to help with the translation. I don’t want to bother him all the time though, please accept my apology if I decided to use Google translate in later replies.