GIMP Tip – How to make GIMP to run in a Single Window Mode

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GIMP is one of the best alternatives for Adobe Photoshop and it has come a long way in becoming what it is now with powerful features and capabilities. If you are new to GIMP, you may probably be wondering how to enable single-window mode. By default settings, GIMP launches in multi-window mode split into 3 sections: the working zone, toolbox, and layers, and these are placed in middle, left, and right respectively.

GIMP Default Layout - Multi-window Style

GIMP Default Layout – Multi-window Style

Although this layout may appeal to few, others will feel it cluttered, therefore may want to switch to single-window mode. Fortunately this is possible and very easy – in fact some might have figured it themselves in first attempt, while the rest would have turned to Google and hence here. In the main window, choose Windows > Single-Window Mode and you are done!


GIMP - Change to Single-window mode

GIMP – Change to Single-window mode

All the toolboxes get merged into a single-window. You can anytime toggle between single-window and split windows by doing the same thing.

GIMP Single-Window Mode

GIMP Single-Window Mode

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Kiran Kumar

Hi there! Kiran Kumar is an Engineer by profession, and loves blogging primarily on Microsoft Windows operating system and also enjoys reviewing software and products. Currently, he is exploring Windows 10 and you will see a lot of articles on know-how about it. When he is not writing for TWP, he enjoys time with his Family, listens to lot of music, enjoys Biking, and occasionally plays racing games on Xbox One.