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Selection disappears after using Quick Mask

Jan 29, 2014, 16:58
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Selection disappears after using Quick Mask
Hi,
I'm using Gimp 2.8.10 on a Windows 8.1 machine, but I had this issue with earlier Gimp versions on a Win 7 machine as well. From time to time, usually after working in Gimp for a while, the marching ants around selections disappear. The most recent event happened after using quick mask. QM still shows my selection, but pressing Shift + Q to turn it off left me with no indication of the mask outline. The problem is not unique to my current machine, as I upgraded in Dec. 2013, but had the issue with an older one as well. In order to fix the problem, I save my work then restart Gimp and all is well again, for a while. Anyone else have this issue and, especially, a solution. It's a minor nuisance, but annoying all the same.
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Jan 31, 2014, 15:28
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RE: Selection disappears after using Quick Mask
(Jan 29, 2014 17:15)ofnuts Wrote:  The mask outline ("marching ants") is turned off/on with "View/Show selection" (or Ctrl-T).
Thanks for your response, but I had tried that without success. Sorry that I didn't include that in my original question. Any other thoughts?
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Jan 31, 2014, 22:56
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(Jan 31, 2014 15:28)2ward2 Wrote:  
(Jan 29, 2014 17:15)ofnuts Wrote:  The mask outline ("marching ants") is turned off/on with "View/Show selection" (or Ctrl-T).
Thanks for your response, but I had tried that without success. Sorry that I didn't include that in my original question. Any other thoughts?

Ah...So I tried exactly how you said in your first post. If you didn't erase or delete anything while the mask is on, when you turn it off it will disappear as it did for you.

The Fix
Proper Use Of Quick Mask

1.
- Using either the eraser tool or a white color brush paint what you want to select.
-If using the selection tools, you can select what you want to select then push the delete button, but this kinda defeats the purpose of having a quick mask.

2.
After you've painted/erases the parts you want selected. Then turn off the quick mask BAM, your selection is applied!

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