On Thu, 2008-10-23 at 19:26 +0200, Sterling wrote:
> 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!
You can set the window hints to "Normal" in the Window Management
section in the Preferences dialog to get the old behavior. Or you can
learn to use the Tab key to hide/unhide the dock windows when you need
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