On 2002-03-01 at 1803.00 -0500, John Culleton typed this mail:
> On Friday 01 March 2002 12:43, Carol Spears wrote:
> > i was trying to get some screen shots of stable GIMP dialogs, using
> > GIMP.
> >
> > it was frustrating because the dialog would close after getting the
> > shot. this was particularly frustrating with the curves dialog,
> > since setting it to the exact same place again is very difficult.
> >
> > i am wondering if anyone else has this problem also.  there is a
> > chance it is a poorly configured window manager. i would like to
> > know for sure before i bother the developers or file a bug report.
> >
> > thanks
> > carol
> >
> > 
> OK the usual warm-up questions: What OS? What version of Gimp?
> What screen shot software?
Linus. Debian testing. gimp-1.2.  File ->Acquire ->Screenshot

the problem was emailed to me in private.  my problem is that when the
GIMP opens a new image, it closes the dialog that is working on the
other image.

the solution(s) were in the same mail. use another GIMP or use xwd.

it all makes sense to me now.



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