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Toolbox and layer windows disappearing each time

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2019-09-26 20:18:43 UTC (3 months ago)
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Toolbox and layer windows disappearing each time

Hi, I've got Gimp v.2.10.12 on Linux (Archlinux/Gnome) and every time I open the application there is no toolbox - neither layer window.

Since I need those to be open, I open them every time but when I leave the application it doesn't seem to remember they were open. I've set up Gimp to "save tool options on exit" and "save window positions on exit" but this is clearly not helping.

Any idea of how to have this windows reopen at each session? It's quite annoying to have to reopen them each time and I remember a time when the toolbox would always open at startup.

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Liam R E Quin
2019-09-26 20:40:04 UTC (3 months ago)

Toolbox and layer windows disappearing each time

On Thu, 2019-09-26 at 22:18 +0200, GimpUserNo666 wrote:

Hi, I've got Gimp v.2.10.12 on Linux (Archlinux/Gnome) and every time I open the
application there is no toolbox - neither layer window.

Press the tab key to show or hide the toolbox and dialogues.

Since I need those to be open, I open them every time but when I leave the
application it doesn't seem to remember they were open.

How exactly did you install gimp? is this from the arch repository, or is it a flatpack?

Are other things remembered between sessions?

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2019-09-27 18:59:51 UTC (2 months ago)
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Press the tab key to show or hide the toolbox and dialogues.

That works great!

I've installed Gimp using pacman, nothing fancy. But now, strangely when I restart the dialog boxes are back...??? That's since I tried tab. So problem solved? I'm not sure if this was me missing something or if there was an issue that the tab key somehow solved... I'm confused tbh

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2019-09-28 07:46:30 UTC (2 months ago)
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That works great!

I've installed Gimp using pacman, nothing fancy. But now, strangely when I
restart the dialog boxes are back...??? That's since I tried tab. So problem
solved? I'm not sure if this was me missing something or if there was an issue
that the tab key somehow solved... I'm confused tbh

As installed Gimp keeps previously used settings. If you want a consistent start-up

Setup Gimp the way you want it to start off, including the tools , brush, font, anything you like.

Set the overall window size/position the way you want it.

Set the docks the way you want them, default Gimp 2.10 comes with many you might not use.

Go to Edit -> Preferences

Set the theme and icon theme, black might be popular but it is hard on the eyes.

Finally for each of the three sections in turn: Tool Options, Window Management, Input Devices.

Untick "Save xxxxx on exit" and click "Save xxxxx Now"

Ok bottom of Preferences dialogue. Start Gimp and it keeps those settings.

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2019-09-30 21:58:28 UTC (2 months ago)
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Toolbox and layer windows disappearing each time

Setup Gimp the way you want it to start off, including the tools , brush, font,
anything you like.

Set the overall window size/position the way you want it.

Set the docks the way you want them, default Gimp 2.10 comes with many you might
not use.

Go to Edit -> Preferences

Set the theme and icon theme, black might be popular but it is hard on the eyes.

Finally for each of the three sections in turn: Tool Options, Window Management,
Input Devices.

Untick "Save xxxxx on exit" and click "Save xxxxx Now"

Ok bottom of Preferences dialogue. Start Gimp and it keeps those settings.

Thanks!

GimpUserNo666 (via www.gimpusers.com/forums)