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Layer Box Missing?

Apr 25, 2012, 16:41
Post: #1
Sad Layer Box Missing?
I've downloaded gimp 2.6 recently and everything about it is great besides the fact that I dont have a layer box. I've tried all the tricks that people say, press ctrl + L or go to windows>recently closed docs.... When I tried recently closed docs it says empty.
Heres what it looks like --> http://i50.tinypic.com/x1m43s.jpg

I downloaded it from ---> http://sourceforge.net/projects/gimp-win...B%20%28...

When i open gimp up at the top of the window it says GNU image manipulation program

Someone please help me Confused Im new at everything that goes with gimp. If someone could help me I would really appreciate it Angel
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Apr 25, 2012, 16:53
Post: #2
RE: Layer Box Missing?
Exit Gimp.

Find your Gimp profile and edit the "sessionrc" file with any editor. Check for a window position that is not within your screen bounds for "gimp-layer-list". It maybe in its own window (in a "session-info") or inside a "dock" (in which case check the dock size/position).

You can also rename this file ("sessionrc.old", for instance), Gimp will recreate one with default values, hopefully correct ones.

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Apr 25, 2012, 18:40
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RE: Layer Box Missing?
Where is the gimp profile at? & where do i find the window? Im sorry Im not good with computers but i really appreciate you time and help
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Apr 25, 2012, 18:40
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RE: Layer Box Missing?
Where is the gimp profile at? & where do i find the window? Im sorry Im not good with computers but i really appreciate you time and help
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Apr 25, 2012, 19:18
Post: #5
RE: Layer Box Missing?
"Gimp profile" in my first post (in orange) is a link to a complete explanation.

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Apr 25, 2012, 19:23
Post: #6
RE: Layer Box Missing?
I opened the sessionrc in word and it showed a bunch of thing but this was the only thing i saw about "gimp-layer-list". Do I edit something to it, and if I do can i do it and save it through microsoft word?

It shows:

# GIMP sessionrc
#
# This file takes session-specific info (that is info, you want to keep
# between two GIMP sessions). You are not supposed to edit it manually, but
# of course you can do. The sessionrc will be entirely rewritten every time
# you quit GIMP. If this file isn't found, defaults are used.

(session-info "dock" "dock"
(position 2174 18)
(size 210 750)
(open-on-exit)
(aux-info
(show-image-menu "true")
(follow-active-image "true"))
(dock
(book
(current-page 0)
(dockable "gimp-layer-list"
(tab-style icon)
(preview-size 32))
(dockable "gimp-channel-list"
(tab-style icon)
(preview-size 32))
(dockable "gimp-vectors-list"
(tab-style icon)
(preview-size 32))
(dockable "gimp-undo-history"
(tab-style icon)))
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Apr 25, 2012, 19:23
Post: #7
RE: Layer Box Missing?
I opened the sessionrc in word and it showed a bunch of thing but this was the only thing i saw about "gimp-layer-list". Do I edit something to it, and if I do can i do it and save it through microsoft word?

It shows:

# GIMP sessionrc
#
# This file takes session-specific info (that is info, you want to keep
# between two GIMP sessions). You are not supposed to edit it manually, but
# of course you can do. The sessionrc will be entirely rewritten every time
# you quit GIMP. If this file isn't found, defaults are used.

(session-info "dock" "dock"
(position 2174 18)
(size 210 750)
(open-on-exit)
(aux-info
(show-image-menu "true")
(follow-active-image "true"))
(dock
(book
(current-page 0)
(dockable "gimp-layer-list"
(tab-style icon)
(preview-size 32))
(dockable "gimp-channel-list"
(tab-style icon)
(preview-size 32))
(dockable "gimp-vectors-list"
(tab-style icon)
(preview-size 32))
(dockable "gimp-undo-history"
(tab-style icon)))
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Apr 25, 2012, 19:37
Post: #8
RE: Layer Box Missing?
If you screen isn't 2174 pixels wide you have the explanation. This can also happen if you used a dual display. Don't edit this file with Word, use the Notepad. You can also just rename it and see if Gimp recreates a better one.

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Apr 25, 2012, 19:56
Post: #9
RE: Layer Box Missing?
When i edit the file it saves as a different file, as a text file. And it still doesnt come up. When you say rename it, could I rename it anything?
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Apr 25, 2012, 20:29
Post: #10
RE: Layer Box Missing?
Of course not, it has to be "sessionrc", without any extentsion such as ".txt". Rename the old one, and then rename the saved one to "sessionrc".

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