Saturday, January 31, 2009

Gimp Double Toolbar Patch

I brought my old Gimp Toolbar Patch up to date, it should work with Gimp-2.6 or the newest Gimp-SVN. In addition to the earlier patch it now supports two toolbars. You can customize them by copying image-toolbar.xml or image-secondary-toolbar.xml to ~/.gimp-2.6/menus/ and editing them as you like. The toolbar are hideable and showable just like the other UI elements. As you can see in the screenshot, not all actions have icons so they will show up by name. The patch is available at:
A pretty screenshot showing the patch in action is available as well:

Prebuild Ubuntu packages are available from:

deb lucid main
deb-src lucid main

GPG key is F5E8C9BB, use "sudo apt-key add FILE" to add the key.

Or you can directly use:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:grumbel/gimp

More information is available on the Launchpad PPA page.

Edit: The location of the packages has changed.


Unknown said...


I have to comments :

1. Gimp start now with the following message, which version of GEGL did you install ? ** Message: Module '/usr/lib/gegl-0.0/' load error: /usr/lib/gegl-0.0/ undefined symbol: gegl_operation_vector_prop_changed

2. The toolbar show icon and text. I'd like only icon. Where is it possible to remove the text ? In the gtkrc file ?

Grumbel said...

1) I am using libgegl-0.0-0 version 0.0.18-1. If you are using Ubuntu Ibex it should normally work out of the box with just apt-get.

2) Yes, its a global gtk property somewhere, unrelated to the patch. Not sure where to find it exactly.

Andrew said...

You wouldn't happen to know if anyone's made a Windoze binary of this, perchance?

Grumbel said...

The patch isn't Linux specific so it should be possible to build it on Windows, but I don't think anybody has done this yet.

Piet said...


Help please, how can I get the toolbar working on windows?

I am new to Gimp, and find it easier to work with toolbars with file save button than ctrl-s etc

Thanks in advance


Grumbel said...

There are still no windows binaries for Gimp with double toolbar patch, so no, sorry, no easy way to get this to work in Windows.