Gimp disappears after switching application

Asked by Ryan Vesely on 2013-01-06

As an example if I am in gimp and switch over to Google Chrome, and than try to switch back again, Gimp disappears. If I than go to the application bar/task bar and click on the icon for gimp (which has 3 arrows indicating there are 3 windows open) nothing happens. If I hold alt+tab I can see it in the menu and when selected nothing happens.
When I right click on the taskbar icon and close the application and than relaunch it, the GImp application appears as it should until I repeat the process.
Opening any application over gimp will make gimp disappear, and never reappear.. chrome was what I had open at the time as an example.

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N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #1

Hi Ryan ,
I see that you already opened a bug report . Developers (there) will ask for some info you must provide.

Is this happened only with Gimp or other applications have the same behavior ?

What version of Gimp you use and what version of Ubuntu ? Lets see the results of

apt-cache policy gimp
lsb_release -rcd ; uname -r

Another question : What happens if you click on workspace switcher ? Can you see gimp ?

It would be helpful if you answer all above questions.

Thank you.

Ryan Vesely (rvesely84) said : #2

  Installed: 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
  Candidate: 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1
  Version table:
 *** 2.8.2-1ubuntu1.1 0
        500 quantal-updates/main i386
        500 quantal-security/main i386
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.8.2-1ubuntu1 0
        500 quantal/main i386 Packages

Description: Ubuntu 12.10
Release: 12.10
Codename: quantal

This seems to only happen to gimp, I do see gimp in the workspace switcher,
but I still do not have the ability to bring it to the see it.

On Sat, Jan 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM, NikTh
<email address hidden>wrote:

> apt-cache policy gimp
> lsb_release -rcd ; uname -r

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #3

I don't know and I'm not sure if this is a bug of gimp or a bug of compiz in Ubuntu (relative to focus) or workspace switcher bug , but the developers will decide.

But I saw your bug and is empty , the description of the problem is one of a lot parameters that needed for a bug to consider as complete. You missing log files..

As you decided to report a bug for Gimp , you should definitely run

ubuntu-bug gimp

and send the informations to your bug report.

If you want to read more about ubuntu-bug (apport) read here:

and here is a long article but useful about "How to report a bug"


Have you tried setting Gimp to single window mode?

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