[Gimp] Save/Export only works in HUD, not in file dialog

Bug #1246734 reported by Florian M. on 2013-10-31
This bug affects 2 people
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gimp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I cannot save or export files anymore in Gimp. In the file dialog the corresponding option (Save, Save as..., Save as copy..., Export, Export to) are all greyed out and cannot be clicked - see attachment.

What I want to do:
- File > New
- File > Save #This option as well as any other save/export option is greyed out

What I do instead:
- Press Alt key #Opens HUD
- Type "Save" or "Export"
- Press Enter
- Corresponding Dialog opens
- Action is performed as usual

Ubuntu 13.10
gimp 2.8.6-1ubuntu1

Ricardo Graça (devius) wrote :

I can't reproduce with the exact steps you describe, but I'm also affected by the save options being greyed out sometimes. So far it seems to be somewhat random so steps to reproduce are difficult to explain. This usually causes problems in my case:

1. Open a png image through the right-click menu on Nautilus
2. (It will probably succeed the first time)
3. Close Gimp
4. Re-open the png image through the right-click menu on Nautilus

At this point I'm usually left with all the save options greyed out except for the "Overwrite image.png" option. I can also confirm that using the HUD allows me to access all the options that are greyed out in the menu.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
John McCabe-Dansted (gmatht) wrote :

This seems to be caused by the appmenu Bug #1263205

Ricardo Graça (devius) wrote :

I'm not sure this bug's causes are the same as that bug (#1263205), because there it says the problem is caused by installing a GTK3 library from 14.04, and in my case I haven't installed that library or Gnome Shell. Just plain old default 13.10.

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