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Can't see tools any more

May 30, 2012, 10:10
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Can't see tools any more
Hi, chaps,

Since getting a new Windows 7 PC, I can no longer see the toolbox in Gimp. Specifically I mean the usual tools, like clone brush, text insertion tool, etc. All I can see are Brushes, Patterns, Gradients and Tool Options. With my old PC, which was XP, I never had to configure it to show me the toolbox; it was just there automatically. I've tried uninstalling Gimp and resinstalling it but to no avail.

I am sure it's something obvious but I can't work it out. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
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May 30, 2012, 12:00 (This post was last modified: May 30, 2012 12:01 by rich2005.)
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RE: Can't see tools any more
(May 30, 2012 10:10)clhs Wrote:  Hi, chaps,

Since getting a new Windows 7 PC, I can no longer see the toolbox in Gimp. Specifically I mean the usual tools, like clone brush, text insertion tool, etc. All I can see are Brushes, Patterns, Gradients and Tool Options. With my old PC, which was XP, I never had to configure it to show me the toolbox; it was just there automatically. I've tried uninstalling Gimp and resinstalling it but to no avail.

I am sure it's something obvious but I can't work it out. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
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That screenshot is Gimp 2.8, did you have Gimp 2.6 installed before re-installing?

Anyway, first try
Edit menu -> Preferences -> Tool Options.
Click on Reset Saved ...to Default values.
Restart Gimp and you might get a result.
If you get the old separate window layout, go to Windows Menu -> then the single window option.

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May 30, 2012, 12:30
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RE: Can't see tools any more
Thanks, I've tried that and, whilst it gave me a single window view, I still can't see anything like the clone tool, the insert text tool, a paintbrush, eraser, spot-healer, etc. I really can't work it out. Thank you, though.

And yes, very possibly I was on an older version of Gimp before migrating to this new PC. Maybe I can look for an older version online and redownload that. Don't understand what I am doing wrong because surely these functions still exist...
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May 30, 2012, 12:30
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RE: Can't see tools any more
You can get the Tolbox to show up using Ctrl-B. if it diesn't, it is likely showing at some position which is outside your visible screen (position saved when you had a bigger screen?). Find your [url=What is my "Gimp profile" and where do I find it?]Gimp profile[/url] (replace 2.6 by 2.8 in the name) and edit the sessionrc file (any simple text editor will do, such as the notepad), and check/edit the position and size of "gimp-toolbox" (or of the window that contains it). You can also erase/rename the sessionrc file and Gimp will recreate a default one.

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Jun 1, 2012, 13:20
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You absolute legend. The crtl+B option worked. Thank you so, so much.
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Jun 1, 2012, 14:07
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Because you didn't find/try the Windows/Toolbox menu (same as Ctrl-B) ???????

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Jun 1, 2012, 14:26
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Tried it but it didn't work. Only ctrl+B worked.
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Jun 1, 2012, 14:46
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Weird...

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