Re: HOW TO HIDE THE TOOLBOX & DOCKS - Thanks!!! I was very dismayed when I first tried GIMP 2.6 and found the toolbox and dock always on top of my image window. It meant I had to have a smaller image window so I could see the whole image. In earlier versions, I was used to having my mouse set to "activate and raise" whatever window it was over. That way I could switch from toolbox to image window with a flick of the mouse. I could keep the toolbox, image window, and dock large and easy to see, yet instantly available. It took a while to get used to the new way, when I originally swithched from Photoshop to GIMP. Now I would never go back to the old ways!
It didn't help that I did not know what "Hint for toolbox/ for docks" meant. Not knowing, I didn't try changing them. Thanks for explaining how to get 2.6 to behave the way (I think) it should! --- Gimpster --- >Nope, I have never used GIMP on Windows! I only said "now" randomly. I >think I was just letting know what OS I was using so no one had to >ask. So originally in the developmental releases, the developers just >had it checked in gnome to be always on top, and the ontop feature >wasn't something intrinsic in the new GIMP? That's weir because when I >used the developmental, I seem it remember it being more dynamic, like >the toolbox would always be ontop of GIMP canvas, bu other windows >like firefox would go over the toolbox. This setting in Edit -> >Preferences -> Window Management seems to just make the toolbox an >"uber-window". Maybe I should go back to the developmental release, >or am I not remembering it properly? > >On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 5:09 AM, Martin Nordholts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: >> Jan Snyder wrote: >>> It's strange. All the developmental releases had toolbox always on >>> top. I use Linux and now it is not on top. The only way I could get >>> it on top is to right0click on the titlebar and select always on top, >>> but then it's literally on top of every window, firefox for instance. >>> Is there some way to enable on top. It's a bit early for me in the >>> morning. Perhaps I am missing something. What happened to that >>> wonderful on top toolbox from the Developmental releases? >> >> >> You say "I use Linux now [...]". Did you use something else when it worked? >> >> In any case, what GIMP 2.6 has done is simply to change the default in >> >> Edit -> Preferences -> Window Management >> >> for >> >> Hint for the toolbox >> Hint for other docks >> >> to 'Utility window' instead of 'Normal'. This change in defaults was >> made possible with the introduction of the Empty Image Window. Perhaps >> when it worked you had those set set to 'Keep above' ? >> >> BR, >> Martin >> >> > -- Sterling _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user