[SOLVED] Gimp Toolbar Vanished. How do I get it back?
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Press TAB first, to see if the toolbox is hidden. If not, check Windows -> Recently Closed Docks and see if the toolbox is listed there.
If the above fails go to Windows -> New Toolbox or Tools -> New Toolbox. That should get the toolbox back. After that you can add more docks to it from Windows -> Dockable Dialogs. I usually have my toolbox with the tool options dialog.
If not, check Windows -> Recently Closed Docks and see if the toolbox is listed there.
Nope - found that one before.
Originally Posted by Diantre
If the above fails go to Windows -> New Toolbox or Tools -> New Toolbox. That should get the toolbox back.
That got me the top half of the standard toolbox. It was 6 feet long and a few pixels wide, but that's sortable.
Originally Posted by Diantre
After that you can add more docks to it from Windows -> Dockable Dialogs. I usually have my toolbox with the tool options dialog.
That drew a blank. Things stubbornly refused to drag & drop. When I closed the thing, it refused to show me the toolbar again :-((. I have had issues here with disk - 34% discontiguous on two occasions. It is linked to some funny thing on suspend where the BIOS loses track of the Fn keys, but that's another story.
So I got fed up, and tried the m$ solution - removing gimp, deleting the homedir stuff and reinstalling. Now it Works. I absolutely hate doing that, and hate it even more when it solves the problem :-((.
That drew a blank. Things stubbornly refused to drag & drop. When I closed the thing, it refused to show me the toolbar again
Yes, same thing happened to me. The thing with the dockable windows is that they won't attach to the toolbox if you drag the little window by its title. But if you drag the dockable window by the tab inside the window (the one with the name and a little icon) it works.
you drag and drop the detachable "tool dialogs" back to the blank area at the bottom of the tool box
but DO NOT drag the WHOLE detached window !!!!
just the "tab" with the name into the area
as per every recent version of "the gimp"
then the "tool options"
out a check in the box that says "save tools options on exit"
then close gimp by clicking the X on the window and NOT on the tool box
--- edit --- how the bleep did all that html coding "just show up ?????????????????????????? -- it WAS bb code i typed in ---
+<b> pops up the tool box you drag and drop the detachable tool dialogs back to the blank area at the bottom of the tool box but DO NOT drag the WHOLE detached window !!!! just the tab with the name on it into the area at the bottom of the toolbox as per every recent version of "the gimp" edit/preferences then the "tool options " line on the left put a check in the box that says "save tools options on exit" then close gimp by clicking the X on the window and NOT on the tool box
Thanks for the photo. I don't blame myself for flunking that. I now have 2 sidebars and whatever I touch in the tools menu jumps into that bar. I don't know what they did different, butI'll stop fiddling for the moment. All explanations shot over my head - only the photo of that last bit made "sense" to me.
Have you tried the single window mode (gimp 2.8)? (Windows -> Single-Window Mode). It seems to me the kind of problem you had would be minimized using this mode instead of the "traditional" multi-window interface. In any case, it seems you already have it sorted. Good luck!
Last edited by Diantre; 01-31-2013 at 08:42 PM.
Reason: Corrected wrong menu name...
You see in the attachment what I get. I went battling a kernel issue here as well yesterday but have that sorted - eventually. I'm using Slackware-14.0's gimp 2.8.2. I don't see Tools - Single Window Mode or the like, even in the menus.I have stuff back in the toolbar - not the organised stuff I was used to, but there's enough for me to click on.
If you notice the four little VTs in the bottom right of that screenshot, gimp is on number 4 and only the centre window shows, which tells me something about the others. I'm sure I'm guilty of clicking the "X" on the toolbox at some point. Usually I get away with it.
put a check in "save tool potions on exit"
This, in context, is an amusing misspelling. Are we into the mystical/supernatural with gimp here :-)?
EDIT: I got a lecture on tags recently on another forum. Code tags prevent that html messing - allow fstab or fdisk output to appear in neat columns, etc.
Last edited by business_kid; 01-31-2013 at 03:45 AM.