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Question: Regarding Text

Jul 27, 2013, 15:40
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Question: Regarding Text
I've been using GIMP for about 2 1/2 years now, and I recently upgraded to 2.8... and so my nightmare began.

Text seems to work very differently now. After finally getting it to place the text where I wanted it (it seems to have wanted to attach itself to existing layers), I had this annoying text tools box appear... directly over where I was trying to place my text!

And I can't move or close it - whats that about? How do I turn that 'feature' (and by 'feature' I mean medieval torture) off? I make fantasy maps, and being able to place text precisely is very important - its nice to be able to see what I am working on. If I want to edit my text, I can open the tool box the old way (I note that one still works precisely the way I want it to).
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Jul 28, 2013, 01:11 (This post was last modified: Jul 28, 2013 01:12 by iForStyle007.)
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(Jul 27, 2013 15:40)Markustay Wrote:  Text ...(it seems to have wanted to attach itself to existing layers), I had this annoying text tools box appear... directly over where I was trying to place my text!

And I can't move or close it - whats that about?

Simple partial work around.
The bad news is you can't really disable the popup window that shows, might be their way of making it look like win word's pop-up. It's nice for customizing parts of text though Smile

GREAT NEWS THOUGH! : You can use the classic text editor & see all the text you type ^_^

Under the text tool options, check "Use Editor"
Then set "Box" to "Dynamic" so the box you type in stretches while you type

(so you don't have hidden text)

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Jul 28, 2013, 05:19
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RE: Question: Regarding Text
Shouldn't that pop up thingy appear above the text you're editing? I know that there are apparently some corner cases where it gets in the way, but in my experience it never blocked the text. You might try to pan around your image so that the text you're editing is closer to the center and there's space for this box to appear.
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