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open file icon in Gimp is missing

May 12, 2011, 17:58
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open file icon in Gimp is missing
I have been using Gimp for a while and have never had this happen. When I open Gimp, it does not show the usual Gimp, File, Help Menu at the top. I am unable to open a file in Gimp. I have uninstalled and reinstalled and still this tab is missing. Has anyone had this before?
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May 12, 2011, 19:40
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RE: open file icon in Gimp is missing
There is a setting to remove it in Edit/Preferences/Image Windows/Appearance. But on my Linux 2.6.8, it acts only on the true image windows; the default window always has the menu bar.

Things to try:

1) the menu bar setting is different for normal and fullscreen mode. So go in Fullscreen mode (F11) and the menu bar may be there. Then use the dialog above to reset the display. If you cannot go in fullscreen mode unless you have an image, create a new one (Ctrl-N) or open one (Ctrl-O). You may have to restart Gimp.

2) Edit your gimprc file (c:\Documents and Settings\{your_id}\.gimp-2.6\gimprc on XP) and search for " (show-menubar no)" and replace with " (show-menubar yes)". Unless this is caused by some change in the system-wide gimprc file (under "C:\Program Files\Gimp..." so you should edit that file, or force "(show-menubar yes)" in your own version (under "(default-view" (pay attention to the hierarchy of parentheses)

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