YOu don't mention what version of GIMP you are running, but in 2.6.10,
to access the layers menu I think you are looking for, try looking under
Windows > Dockable dialogs > layers.
My installation also included a default group of dialogs, under a menu
"Layers, paths, channels, undo".
Bob Meetin wrote:
> I am running Ubuntu Linux 10.04. On my older linux pc GIMP included a menu
> option I think to access Layers, might have been Dialog --> Layers, I don't
> remember. This version of GIMP has Layer --> New Layer, but it's not
> immediately obvious in looking through all the menubar options where to get
> to a Layers dialog where I can move layers, rename them, etc. Advice please?
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