Gimp disappears after switching or opening another application

Bug #1096485 reported by Ryan Vesely on 2013-01-06
This bug affects 1 person
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gimp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

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 then 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 then 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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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This bug did not have a package associated with it, which is important for ensuring that it gets looked at by the proper developers. You can learn more about finding the right package at . I have classified this bug as a bug in gimp.

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affects: ubuntu → gimp (Ubuntu)
Debra Virden (teddydlv) on 2013-02-19
description: updated

Hello Ryan, please tell us which Ubuntu and GIMP version do you use? Thank you!

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gimp (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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