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Stop snapping to the guides!!!

Oct 1, 2013, 15:56
Post: #1
Stop snapping to the guides!!!
I've been pretty patient with this one, but it really irritates me.

I don't want my images to default to "snap to guides." I have guides up on most of my files because I use them for spacing my comic; I work from a template so I can have consistent sizing. But I only rarely ever want to snap to those guides.

Yes, I can turn off the snapping, but I have to do this EVERY F***ING TIME. Open a file I've been working on already? Gotta disable the snapping. Open a new file? Gotta disable the snapping. Restarting GIMP because it just crashed? Gotta disable the snapping. Every freaking time for each freaking image. Gimp won't save the setting to the file nor to my preferred settings.

How can I get GIMP to stop setting the guides to snap by default?
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Oct 1, 2013, 18:23
Post: #2
RE: Stop snapping to the guides!!!
It's actually possible but undocumented. Add the following line to gimprc (C:/users/_username_/.gimp-2.8/gimprc on Windows) :

(default-snap-to-guides no)
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Oct 1, 2013, 19:18
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RE: Stop snapping to the guides!!!
(Oct 1, 2013 18:23)Grue Wrote:  It's actually possible but undocumented. Add the following line to gimprc (C:/users/_username_/.gimp-2.8/gimprc on Windows) :

(default-snap-to-guides no)

Praise be to lunix it works!

My life was pitch black, but I was likely to be helped by a grue.
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Apr 26, 2014, 22:55
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RE: Stop snapping to the guides!!!
I tried the above suggestion in Windows 8 without success! I cut and pasted the line in both locations of the gimprc, but no joy. (did not edit the USER file initially). I worry that, as a relative neophyte to the programming part of the issue, I did not format the resulting gimprc file properly. As an example, if I open the file with Notepad, all of the text runs together without line breaks, but if I open it in Wordpad, line breaks appear. If saved, .txt is added by default, so I have renamed the file without that, getting the warning that it might not work. Since it's not working, does the filetype need to remain? (I don't think so, but I thought I'd ask.) Also, when the line is pasted into the gimprc file, line breaks are added, leaving the colon at the end of the first line followed by a blank line, then the actual instruction enclosed by parentheses. Where am I going wrong? Thanks.
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Apr 26, 2014, 23:38
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RE: Stop snapping to the guides!!!
(Apr 26, 2014 22:55)2ward2 Wrote:  I tried the above suggestion in Windows 8 without success! I cut and pasted the line in both locations of the gimprc, but no joy. (did not edit the USER file initially). I worry that, as a relative neophyte to the programming part of the issue, I did not format the resulting gimprc file properly. As an example, if I open the file with Notepad, all of the text runs together without line breaks, but if I open it in Wordpad, line breaks appear. If saved, .txt is added by default, so I have renamed the file without that, getting the warning that it might not work. Since it's not working, does the filetype need to remain? (I don't think so, but I thought I'd ask.) Also, when the line is pasted into the gimprc file, line breaks are added, leaving the colon at the end of the first line followed by a blank line, then the actual instruction enclosed by parentheses. Where am I going wrong? Thanks.
(Ninja'd)
As per the instructions above, only edit the gimprc in your 'user' folder.
Use Notepad++ to edit your files.
Keeps indentations and does not add .txt to the end of files saved.
The instructions work fine in Win7.
I also have added (default-snap-to-canvas yes) to mine too, as I was forever turning that option on.
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