GIMP not usable without menu-icons set for Gnome via menus_have_icons

Bug #667247 reported by Andre on 2010-10-27
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This bug affects 9 people
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gimp (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gimp

Since Ubuntu 9.10 the gconf-setting (gconf-editor) /desktop/interface/menus_have_icons is switched off (FALSE). This might be a good decision for menus in Gnome in general, but in GIMP dialogues like "Gradient Editor Popup-Menu" are not usable at all - unless you are good in reading numerical RGB values. As one can see in this screenshot of the menu, the colours (=icons) are essential: http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-gradient-dialog.html#gimp-gradient-editor-left-load

I set menus_have_icons to TRUE for the moment:
conftool-2 --set /desktop/gnome/interface/menus_have_icons --type bool true

Any ideas how to fix this in general?

Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

Thanks for the report, it has been some time without any response or feedback in this bug report and we are wondering if this is still an issue for you with the latest release of Ubuntu the Natty Narwhal, May you please test with that version and comment back if you're still having or not the issue? Please have a look at http://www.ubuntu.com/download to know how to install that version. Thanks in advance and sorry for the late response.

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
Mantas Kriaučiūnas (mantas) wrote :

GIMP usability is bad in Ubuntu 10.04 or newer because icons aren't shown in menus

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

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

Changed in gimp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
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