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Thread: GIMP error; menu bar options grayed-out, can only use shortcuts

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    GIMP error; menu bar options grayed-out, can only use shortcuts

    Edit: The problem also affects other apps.
    Hello, I'm running the latest version of GIMP on saucy. After attempting to install the GNOME Shell yesterday, I ran into a number of problems, among them this: I can open GIMP, but I cannot do anything via the menu bar. I can open files with it, I can use keyboard shortcuts, and I can draw, but that's all. When I open GIMP via the terminal, I get the following message:
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    (gimp:2444): Gimp-Widgets-CRITICAL **: gimp_device_info_set_device: assertion '(info->device == NULL && GDK_IS_DEVICE (device)) || (GDK_IS_DEVICE (info->device) && device == NULL)' failed
    The 4-digit number at the beginning seems to change every time, but the rest stays the same. I've tried uninstalling GIMP (sudo apt-get remove --purge gimp) and reinstalling, but that didn't fix the issue. I have no idea what the error message means, so I'm hoping someone here will. Any help is appreciated.
    Last edited by tfglynn; January 12th, 2014 at 05:13 AM.

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    Re: GIMP error; menu bar options grayed-out, can only use shortcuts

    Not sure how to help as I'm using Unity. But have you tried right clicking on you work space as this usually brings up the menu?

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    Re: GIMP error; menu bar options grayed-out, can only use shortcuts

    Right-click works just fine. Thanks for telling me this; now GIMP isn't totally unusable. But the menu bar still isn't working. Also, I switched back to Unity before encountering this problem.

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    Re: GIMP error; menu bar options grayed-out, can only use shortcuts

    I notice this when working with some, but no all clip-art, usually when layering . The right click method gets the job done though and looking at the properties of the clip-art indicates nothing unusual.
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    problem with other apps' menu bars

    I found out just now that the menu bars on other apps (e.g. Banshee, LibreOffice) are also not working. Didn't notice before since I don't use those menus often. Still haven't found a solution yet.

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    Re: GIMP error; menu bar options grayed-out, can only use shortcuts

    I have the same problems. Hope someone comes up with a fix quickly.

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    Re: GIMP error; menu bar options grayed-out, can only use shortcuts

    Hi, this sounds like a bug, can you report a bug please?

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