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A Bug or What

It was a long time ago when I installed GIMP 2.4.2. After time, I decided to update to 2.6.2, the latest version then. But when I did, only the toolbox icons remained and all their options were replaced by the sign - "You can drop capable dialogues here". I didn't understand how could they be deleted, as I only removed the main GIMP folder with the uninstallation wizard. I installed 2.4.2 again, but there were no options again. Just tell me, where exactly are the dialogue files and I'll tell you do they exist on my computer or there is just a bug in them because I cannot work normally with GIMP.

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The dialogs layout is contained in the .gimp-2.6/sessionrc file in your profile directory. This file is migrated from .gimp-2.4 if this directory is found.

This might be the first report of such a problem with 2.6, so it  would be useful if you could make the sessionrc files (both 2.4 and 2.6) available somewhere.

The interesting thing is that the bug appeared at 2.6.6., not 2.6.2 (Sorry!). And are you sure about the file? Here's it's content anyway: # GIMP sessionrc # # This file takes session-specific info (that is info, you want to keep # between two GIMP sessions). You are not supposed to edit it manually, but # of course you can do. The sessionrc will be entirely rewritten every time # you quit GIMP. If this file isn't found, defaults are used. (session-info "toolbox" "dock" (position 902 62) (size 352 538) (open-on-exit)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-open-dialog" (position 160 98) (size 770 479)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-shear-tool-dialog" (position 110 145)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-scale-tool-dialog" (position 791 244)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-text-tool-dialog" (position 730 442) (size 200 183)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-toolbox-color-dialog" (position 90 69)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-rotate-tool-dialog" (position 790 103)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-image-new-dialog" (position 23 30)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-save-dialog" (position 160 98) (size 770 538)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-keyboard-shortcuts-dialog" (position 22 29) (size 395 606)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-open-location-dialog" (position 66 87)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-save-dialog" (position 202 133) (size 960 624)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-hue-saturation-tool-dialog" (position 764 71)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-levels-tool-dialog" (position 132 174) (size 425 432)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-brightness-contrast-tool-dialog" (position 310 287)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-color-balance-tool-dialog" (position 864 182)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-colorize-tool-dialog" (position 44 58)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-preferences-dialog" (position 22 29)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-posterize-tool-dialog" (position 132 174)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-curves-tool-dialog" (position 22 29) (size 425 483)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-threshold-tool-dialog" (position 22 29)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-perspective-tool-dialog" (position 44 58)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-module-dialog" (position 110 145) (size 291 379)) (session-info "display" "gimp-empty-image-window" (position 0 22) (size 1280 744)) (last-tip-shown 352) # end of sessionrc 2.4: # GIMP sessionrc # # This file takes session-specific info (that is info, you want to keep # between two GIMP sessions). You are not supposed to edit it manually, but # of course you can do. The sessionrc will be entirely rewritten every time # you quit GIMP. If this file isn't found, defaults are used. (session-info "toolbox" "dock" (position -4 -4) (size 1280 744) (open-on-exit) (dock)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-open-dialog" (position 160 98) (size 960 600)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-shear-tool-dialog" (position 110 145)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-scale-tool-dialog" (position 791 244)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-text-tool-dialog" (position 730 442) (size 200 183)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-toolbox-color-dialog" (position 90 69)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-rotate-tool-dialog" (position 790 103)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-image-new-dialog" (position 23 30)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-save-dialog" (position 160 98) (size 960 624)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-keyboard-shortcuts-dialog" (position 22 29) (size 395 606)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-open-location-dialog" (position 66 87)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-file-save-dialog" (position 202 133) (size 960 624)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-hue-saturation-tool-dialog" (position 764 71)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-levels-tool-dialog" (position 132 174) (size 425 432)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-brightness-contrast-tool-dialog" (position 310 287)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-color-balance-tool-dialog" (position 864 182)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-colorize-tool-dialog" (position 44 58)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-preferences-dialog" (position 22 29)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-posterize-tool-dialog" (position 132 174)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-curves-tool-dialog" (position 22 29) (size 425 483)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-threshold-tool-dialog" (position 22 29)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-perspective-tool-dialog" (position 44 58)) (session-info "toplevel" "gimp-module-dialog" (position 110 145) (size 291 379)) (last-tip-shown 338) # end of sessionrc

Well, neither the 2.6 nor 2.4 one does have any tabs configured there. For example, a toolbox definition with tool options docked to it looks like this:

(session-info "toolbox" "dock"
(position 8 1)
(size 182 756)
(open-on-exit)
(dock
(book
(current-page 0)
(dockable "gimp-tool-options"
(tab-style preview)))))

 

Adding them back is easy, just open and drag them in there. I'm pretty sure that 2.4 did basically look the same for you, though.

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