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Problem: Dockable Dialogs- Tool Options

May 5, 2014, 13:04
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Question Problem: Dockable Dialogs- Tool Options
Using Gimp 2.8.10 on Mac 10.9.2---

Fairly new using Gimp, so there may be something I'm not doing correctly here, though I had done this yesterday with no problems.

After laying in and editing one text layer I added a second text layer, entered text and then from the drop down menu: Windows/Dockable Dialogs I added the Tool Options dialog to the already open Layers, Paths, and History dialogs. The Layers, Paths and History dialogs seem to be working as normal but all functions on the Tool Options dialog are grayed out and inactive, which won't allow me to edit the font, sizes, kerning, etc. to differ from that in the first text layer.
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Can somebody help me through this?
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May 5, 2014, 14:53 (This post was last modified: May 5, 2014 14:59 by Fempy72.)
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RE: Problem: Dockable Dialogs- Tool Options
Thanks for your reply Ofnuts...

I had only tried it with the Text Tool previously... but with your query, I checked it with a few other tools (Paths, Pencil and Paintbrush) and found that they are grayed out and inactive in the TOOL OPTIONS, as well.

The other tabs, Layers, Paths and History all seem to be functional.
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May 5, 2014, 16:37 (This post was last modified: May 5, 2014 16:37 by Fempy72.)
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RE: Problem: Dockable Dialogs- Tool Options
Do you mean ... creating a new image (text) on that same layer... or creating a new file? Could you be a little more specific, I may be a little dense...

The latter question---- No, but I did go on my profile page and included additional info about me.
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May 5, 2014, 16:44 (This post was last modified: May 5, 2014 16:44 by Fempy72.)
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RE: Problem: Dockable Dialogs- Tool Options
Ofnuts...

I just opened a new file and tried drawing with the pencil tool, which went well initially, but when I clicked on the Tool Options of the Dockable Dialogs, the Pencil Tool Option is grayed out and inactive as all the others have been, disallowing any changes of the pencil format.
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May 5, 2014, 20:11
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RE: Problem: Dockable Dialogs- Tool Options
Thanks Ofnuts...

Restarting Gimp seemed to eliminate the glitch in the Tool Options. I'll explore the 'Gimp Profile' a bit before I 'hit the hay' in just a bit.

Very appreciative of the tips for helping me out. Really a no-brainer on my part, ha ha ha (literally).

Again much appreciative of your assistance.
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