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Gimp 2.6 has lost focus in the image window

Apr 26, 2011, 05:26
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Question Gimp 2.6 has lost focus in the image window
HELP!!!!!
I've got a Macbook Pro running X11(ver 2.3.6) and Gimp 2.6.11 and have had no problems with either until recently. I'm a professional artist with about 5 solid years of experience using Gimp and I love it. I actually own Photoshop and spend more time overall in the Gimp. But now, all of a sudden, I have no ability to do anything it it except rifle through the menus. Absolutely nothing works in the image window because the mouse will not click anywhere inside it. Its the same whether I use the build in touch pad, a USB 3-button mouse or my Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. I know, or at least strongly suspect, that its a focus issue because I can click on a menu item and drop the menu, but clicking outside the menu onto the image area does not collapse the menu! I've searched and searched and I'm at a loss. My Gimps BROKE!!
Sob... Sob...
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Apr 26, 2011, 06:23
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RE: Gimp 2.6 has lost focus in the image window
This would be more likely a problem with X11... do you have any other X11 applications? Do they misbehave, too, Any messages when you start Gimp in verbose mode (gimp -v)?

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Apr 28, 2011, 07:16
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RE: Gimp 2.6 has lost focus in the image window
Idea Thanx Nuts!
For taking the time. I also have Inkscape (which runs on X11) and it was posing no unusual behaviors. But, good news! I might as well leave what I found for the next poor slob who suffers the same fate. Turns out, it was actually a control issue in the Gimp preferences. Dont remember monkeying with the settings, but when I reset the Input Device Settings -BAM!- back in action. So I went back to explore it and when I select the tablet and select anything other than 'disabled', I lose all capacity to click within the image window. This is yet a new obstacle since I cant use the pressure sensitivity of my Wacom Pad. Fortunately, I'm also running Gimp on my PC which doesn't sweat these kind of headaches.
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Apr 28, 2011, 07:33
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RE: Gimp 2.6 has lost focus in the image window
Good to know. Must be a conflict between tablet and mouse in your X11 config (or in your X11 support, which doesn't look that good on OSX, from what I read).

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