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Trying Out Single Window Mode on GIMP 2.7

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http://www.learningubuntu.com – The open source image editor known as GIMP doesn't need an introduction. Neither does its multi-window interface. GIMP is a very powerful image editor, there's no denying that, but no matter how good it is feature-wise, some people simply don't like, or can't get used to the interface it sports. With the new release of GIMP 2.7, that's not an issue anymore. GIMP 2.7 brings various improvements like in every new release, but one of the features that really stands out is the ability to choose the interface mode of your choice. Upgrading to GIMP 2.7 To upgrade to GIMP 2.7, we will have to add a new PPA. The PPA we're going add is the "mrw-gimp-svn for matthaeus123" PPA. You can add the PPA in Karmic Koala by going to the "Other Software" tab in [System -> Administration -> Software Sources] and adding "ppa:matthaeus123/mrw-gimp-svn". After you have added the PPA and reloaded the software list, go to the "Update Manager" and perform an update. You will see that in the list of updates available there will be an update for GIMP. Switching to single-window mode Once you run GIMP 2.7, you'll notice that it will start up in the traditional multi-window interface. To switch to the single-window interface, go to the "Windows" menu and toggle "Single-window mode". Now that GIMP has the window mode of your choice, I hope the multi-window zealots and the single-window lovers can both rejoice about the wonderful, yet underrated program we know as GIMP. (HowTos)