I first launched the new Gimp today and was very annoyed with the toolboxes staying in front of my photo. My laptop has a 1024x768 screen, so that mean that by default I only see the center of the image and not even the full menu bar.
I found a preference which made it usable again : Window Management / Window Manager Hints, set the 2 options to "Normal Window". The main issue with that so far is that the layers/channels/paths/undo window sometimes flashes in the taskbar and disappeared behind all windows (not only gimp ones) when closing the preferences dialog. Maybe I should only change the preference for the toolbox and let the other docks staying on top...
Update: Thanks to Philip's comment, I can now work in full screen, put the setting back and use TAB to display the windows only when needed. That's actually great :)
Hit your TAB key and the windows will disappear!
Oh that's actually great, thank you :-)
Yeah that's a problem that desktop environments still need to handle in a decent and uniform way At least on the Mac X11, having the correct window hints in Gimp should be way better.
To save screen space i created a nice gimp theme:<br>http://my.opera.com/area42/blog/a-nice-gimp-theme<br>Take a look:<br>http://files.myopera.com/area42/files/gimp_theme_area42.jpg