Run Gimp in one window

Here is a command line to run Gimp in one window.

Open a Terminal and copy+paste the following line:

Xnest :1 -ac -name GIMP -geometry 1024×690 & metacity –display :1 & gimp –display :1

Make sure you have xnest installed.

If you don’t have xnest installed open a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) and type the following line: sudo apt-get install xnest

4 Responses to Run Gimp in one window

    • tinuz says:

      Just installed and tested it on Ubuntu 10.10 and it didn’t work… think this tip is only working on older version of Ubuntu (9.04, 9.10 and older)

    • tinuz says:

      Found a script that could run gimp in one window using Ubuntu 10.10
      Download script from console, open a terminal window and copy+paste the following lines..

      Download script:
      sudo wget http://gimpbox.googlecode.com/hg/gimpbox.py -O /usr/local/bin/gimpbox

      Make the script executable and change the permissions:

      sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/gimpbox

      You can either create or modify the launcher for Gimp by replacing gimp-2.7 %U for gimpbox as the command line to start Gimp. Or launch Gimp using the key combination Alt+F2 and type ‘gimpbox’.

      Just tested it and it works great 🙂

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