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Default color change

Nov 18, 2013, 19:55
Post: #1
Default color change
This is really irritating me.

I can't change the default colors anymore. I mean the default foreground and background colors. I can change them to whatever color I need, but whenever I open GIMP they always start in some combination I had once a few weeks back.

I thought before that I was able to change it simply by going into the preferences and telling it to save the tool options are they are right now. But at some point my default colors got changed, and I can't change it back. Every time I open up gimp the colors are wrong. I can't find the correct option to change the default.
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Nov 18, 2013, 20:51 (This post was last modified: Nov 18, 2013 20:53 by rich2005.)
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RE: Default color change
The fg/bg colour values are stored in your profile ./gimp-2.8/contextrc file.

If you delete this you get back to default values, much the same as resetting. It does mean if you have 'save on exit' un-ticked you need to set up your favourite values again in Gimp. The back to Preferences and 'save tool options now'

Once you do that, Gimp will write a new contextrc file.

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Nov 19, 2013, 06:57
Post: #3
RE: Default color change
(Nov 18, 2013 21:57)ofnuts Wrote:  Set these colors (and everything else: pattern, brush, gradient, font) to your liking, select the tool you want active by default (I use "Measure" because it cannot do any harm) then go to "Edit/Preferences -> Tool options -> General and click "Save tool options now".

You can also elect to have them saved on exit (but I wouldn't do that unless I work only on one single image over several days).

This is what I do, but for some reason it doesn't save the colors anymore. Every time I open GIMP it's the same wrong set of colors; FG is a pale yellow I used on one file, and BG is black. I change it and tell it to save the tool settings, but when I open GIMP again it's back to yellow and black.
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