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Tool Bar not functioning properly on Mac

Sep 21, 2012, 06:35 (This post was last modified: Sep 21, 2012 21:04 by bkboggy.)
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Tool Bar not functioning properly on Mac
Hi, I love using Windows and Linux; however, my wife has a Mac Book Pro with X11... so, I'm trying to help her.

She had an older version of Gimp installed, and recently it began crashing whenever she would select a text tool and tried to apply text to the image.

So, I uninstalled Gimp and downloaded a new version 2.8.2 from the Gimp website (without the addons). Upon opening Gimp there was no toolbar, so I went into tools and opened a toolbar. It appeared as one long toolbar to the left with width of one icon.

I was unable to close it, or click any of the tool icons on it. I'm unable to put in any dockable windows into it.... and the only thing I can do is maximize it full screen.

One workaround, which only temporarily and partially fixes it.... is to make the entire work area one window, then deselect that option and now the toolbar becomes the size of 2 icons . I still can't drop anything into it or resize it... or close it, but at least I can click on the tools and use them. However, once I close Gimp and Open it goes back to the old setup again...

I tried uninstalling and installing again several times, but it does same thing every time.

Please. help... I hate Macs... lol
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Oct 12, 2012, 22:51
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So, almost a month later and no one has an answer? lol
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Oct 13, 2012, 08:18
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RE: Tool Bar not functioning properly on Mac
Quote:So, almost a month later and no one has an answer? lol

Probably not many MAC users around. I use linux mainly and sometimes WinXP.

I see that there are a couple of 2.8 versions around
http://www.partha.com/ and http://gimp.lisanet.de/Website/News/News.html
maybe you can glean some info there. I have just seen a post that reports of docks opening under the main window. Maybe try one of the other gimp forums.

Back to reinstalling, same as for other OS, remove your local .gimp-2.x folder otherwise risk inheriting the old settings. Reinstalling on its own rarely works.

Windows positions not being saved? I assume Mac is the same as others, try edit -> preferences -> window management, untick save on exit, tick save now.
Another possibility is go out of single window mode. Does that work? Can you resize/adjust/reposition the docks? Once resized back into single window mode.

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