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Toolbox icons have large empty padding to right - very few icons fit in toolbox.

Jul 8, 2013, 00:59
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Toolbox icons have large empty padding to right - very few icons fit in toolbox.
Hi everyone, I have had a bad problem with GIMP 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.04 x64 the last few weeks, I wonder if anyone could help me with.

Basically, every icon in the toolbox has a large empty space to the right of it. The occurs both in single window view and in modal view.

When I resize the toolbox the icons keep this right space around them, always re-positioning so that most of the icons are not included in the toolbox.

The only way I can see all the tools is to reduce the width of the toolbox to one icon, then they all line up vertically. But I have having it set up like this, and even then the last few are cut off by the bottom of the screen.

I have gone through all the settings menus and can't seem to find anything about it. I removed GIMP with the --purge option and reinstalled; this fixed it for a day, now it's right back to where it was.

This problem makes GIMP nearly unusable for me. Any assistance is very appreciated.

Thank you,
Sasha


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Jul 8, 2013, 05:33 (This post was last modified: Jul 8, 2013 05:35 by iForStyle007.)
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RE: Toolbox icons have large empty padding to right - very few icons fit in toolbox.
(Jul 8, 2013 00:59)zyodei Wrote:  ...
I have gone through all the settings menus and can't seem to find anything about it. I removed GIMP with the --purge option and reinstalled; this fixed it for a day, now it's right back to where it was.
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-Have you tried the "single window mode" instead of separate docks? Yet?
http://www.gimp.org/release-notes/gimp-2.8.html

Windows > Single-Window mode

-Also try a different Gimp theme (Default) or (Small), maybe download a theme.

Edit > Preferences > Themes

If these don't work & you're good at programming (working with Gimp source) maybe someone can help you with the programming side. I'm more of a graphic designer.

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Jul 8, 2013, 07:51
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RE: Toolbox icons have large empty padding to right - very few icons fit in toolbox.
Do you mean Gimp 2.8.something

I have seen this before in the past, and then it was all to do with the Gimp theme.

Changing the theme caused the effect you see, fixed here by restarting Gimp.

Obviously that is not going to be a fix for you.

A quick try here and I can't now reproduce the effect. PCLOS + Gimp 2.8.6 are remarkably well behaved.

It could be the GTK+ implementation in Ubuntu.

As a long shot, try changing the theme, Edit -> Preferences -> Theme and see if there is any effect. You might need a restart of Gimp after the change.

The other option is a rename of your home ./gimp-2.8 to say ./gimp-2.8.old
gets you back to "as-just-installed"

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Jul 8, 2013, 13:53
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RE: Toolbox icons have large empty padding to right - very few icons fit in toolbox.
(Jul 8, 2013 07:51)rich2005 Wrote:  Do you mean Gimp 2.8.something

I have seen this before in the past, and then it was all to do with the Gimp theme.

Changing the theme caused the effect you see, fixed here by restarting Gimp.

Obviously that is not going to be a fix for you.

A quick try here and I can't now reproduce the effect. PCLOS + Gimp 2.8.6 are remarkably well behaved.

It could be the GTK+ implementation in Ubuntu.

As a long shot, try changing the theme, Edit -> Preferences -> Theme and see if there is any effect. You might need a restart of Gimp after the change.

The other option is a rename of your home ./gimp-2.8 to say ./gimp-2.8.old
gets you back to "as-just-installed"

Cheers mate, just zapping the folder fixed it. No problem because I haven't customized a thing anyway. Really appreciate your thorough and quick reply!
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