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Opening screen

Feb 20, 2012, 18:14
Post: #1
Opening screen
Hello,
The following screenshot 1 shows how Gimp is loading onto my monitor.

Screenshot 2 shows how I would like gimp to open. This is a small matter but it would save me several steps each time I open gimp.

   

   






Thank you,
Angster


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Feb 20, 2012, 20:21
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RE: Opening screen
What settings of Edit/Preferences -> Windows management/Window positions did you use so far?

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Feb 21, 2012, 21:22
Post: #3
RE: Opening screen
As far as I can tell, I have tried them all. I have ticked the save window positions now.
Save window positions on closing. I even switched the utility positions to normal, and unticked the focused image setting. None of them worked.

I appreciate your help so please,
angster







(Feb 20, 2012 20:21)ofnuts Wrote:  What settings of Edit/Preferences -> Windows management/Window positions did you use so far?
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Feb 22, 2012, 11:30
Post: #4
RE: Opening screen
I think you asked a similar question earlier.

The problem is not so much Gimp, which comes from a Unix background, as with M$ which has very basic windows handling. So say the usual M$ trick of setting the shortcut to open maximised does not work. I've had a look for some M$ windows managers (free) and I can't find anything suitable. There is also the old 'dewierdyfier ' plugin http://registry.gimp.org/node/1811 but that is buggy and not really a good solution.

Just using the Gimp preferences I come up with this (don't worry only 1.5 mins, boredom factor, small)
http://youtu.be/21FumW9rHYI

That works for the first image but of course open another image on top and that window is not maximised.

Gimp 2.8 should be along soon which has tabbed image windows, maybe try Partha's pre-release or if you fancy a switch to linux, any distro using KDE windows management has more options than you will ever want.

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Feb 22, 2012, 12:50
Post: #5
RE: Opening screen
Thanks Rich,
I think I will wait for 2.8. Gimp is a great software and I am enjoying it immensely thanks to you guys who back up this forum.
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(Feb 22, 2012 11:30)rich2005 Wrote:  I think you asked a similar question earlier.

The problem is not so much Gimp, which comes from a Unix background, as with M$ which has very basic windows handling. So say the usual M$ trick of setting the shortcut to open maximised does not work. I've had a look for some M$ windows managers (free) and I can't find anything suitable. There is also the old 'dewierdyfier ' plugin http://registry.gimp.org/node/1811 but that is buggy and not really a good solution.

Just using the Gimp preferences I come up with this (don't worry only 1.5 mins, boredom factor, small)
http://youtu.be/21FumW9rHYI

That works for the first image but of course open another image on top and that window is not maximised.

Gimp 2.8 should be along soon which has tabbed image windows, maybe try Partha's pre-release or if you fancy a switch to linux, any distro using KDE windows management has more options than you will ever want.
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