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    HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    First make sure you have all the needed stuff:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xnest metacity gimp
    Now run this command to test it:
    Code:
    Xnest :1 -ac -name GIMP -geometry 1024x690 & metacity --display :1 & gimp --display :1
    You may like to change the "1024x690" to something that better fits your screen.

    If it works, you may edit your GIMP menu shortcuts to reflect that command.

    Here's a screenshot:
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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    Could I get an example of this edit command you speak of? I like this.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    That's a really good idea. Thanks.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    Hmmm, like perhaps I ought to create a launcher on my desktop, and use that command? I'd like it if I could make it so it would do that if I right click an image and choose open with gimp, but hey, no problem with it otherwise!

    Again, I really like this, thanks for posting it.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    I'd like it if I could make it so it would do that if I right click an image and choose open with gimp, but hey, no problem with it otherwise!
    Rename /usr/bin/gimp to /usr/bin/gimp_bin, then make a new file:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    Xnest :1 -ac -name GIMP -geometry 1024x690 & metacity --display :1 & gimp_bin --display :1
    save this file as /usr/bin/gimp

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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    Quote Originally Posted by simplyw00x View Post
    save this file as /usr/bin/gimp
    youl also have to run
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x /usr/bin/gimp
    And you'll have to be an admin of course.

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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    We could try also GIMPshop, which is a improved version of GIMP: http://www.gimpshop.net/ --> it also open GIMP as a whole window, which makes us feel smth Photoshop-alike.
    .:.:.[)[@[)|2.:.:.
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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    wow, that plus gimpshop is really excellent@!!!!

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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    Quote Originally Posted by simplyw00x View Post
    Rename /usr/bin/gimp to /usr/bin/gimp_bin, then make a new file:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    Xnest :1 -ac -name GIMP -geometry 1024x690 & metacity --display :1 & gimp_bin --display :1
    save this file as /usr/bin/gimp
    Isn't there some chown command or something I have to run first to have permission to alter the file? (if not for that, then for any others, and what is the command, I really need it for something else, also thanks)

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    Re: HOWTO: Run GIMP in its own window.

    Okay, I did it, but now it opens the window, but not gimp.

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