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I'm trying to get GIMP to display as a single window in XMonad. Currently, it's floating strangely in front of every other display and I can't use it.

I have tried reading this:

http://www.haskell.org/haskellwiki/Xmonad/General_xmonad.hs_config_tips#Gimp

But it seems this is for versions of GIMP before 2.8 when there wasn't the option to have GIMP use only 1 window. Because of this, it's an XMonad problem, not a GIMP one.

How can I do this?

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Whats your Xmonad version? –  Nima Jun 21 '12 at 13:09
    
@Nima version 0.10-4 –  Pubby Jun 21 '12 at 22:51
    
Ok can you provide your xmonad.hs? –  Nima Jun 22 '12 at 9:00
    
@Nima The only thing I have changed in it are different keybindings, otherwise it's the default. –  Pubby Jun 24 '12 at 0:09
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Gimp 2.8 has an option under the "Windows" menu titled "Single Window Mode". Check that, and restart Gimp.

pic of option in gimp

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Uh, maybe a whoops... Does this option not help with Xmonad? Go on people, flame me... {sigh} –  lornix Jun 19 '12 at 3:42
    
I have that option checked but XMonad is treating it strangely and floating it in front of everything else. –  Pubby Jun 19 '12 at 3:51
    
@Pubby: Try to dock the floating windows to the right and left sides of the central window. –  harrymc Jun 19 '12 at 13:53
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I'll try again.

How to unfloat Gimp

The link has quite a bit of information on using Xmonad. Several references to this page.

One more, specifically concerning Gimp:

look in the responses below the main part of the article

The relevant part:

But xmonad also floats all gimp windows by default. I use this to avoid floating the main two windows:

managehook = composeall [
    gimp "toolbox" --> (ask >>= doF . W.sink),
    gimp "image-window" --> (ask >>= doF . W.sink),
    manageHook defaultConfig
]
where gimp win = (className =? “Gimp” (fmap (win `isSuffixOf`) role))
role = stringProperty “WM_WINDOW_ROLE”
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I think I'm just going to quit now while I'm ahead... I just posted the SAME link... {Sigh} I'm terribly sorry to have bothered you.. Any chance on some love for the SECOND link? –  lornix Jun 19 '12 at 4:03
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