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I am using GIMP 2.6.12 on Ubuntu 12.04.

I would like to hide the rulers, the status bar and the scrollbars but they keep reappearing after restarting GIMP. How do I make them disappear forever?

I have also disabled the menubar and that stays hidden, just as I want it. Why are those others misbehaving?

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You would need to change the settings through Preferences Window instead of View Menu. Changes made through View Menu are not persistent, they get overwritten when you restart GIMP.

  • Open the Preferences Window by navigating through Edit Menu → Preferences.
  • Then in the sidebar navigate through Image WindowsAppearance.
  • Here, tick/untick the appropriate check-boxes as per your preference.

GIMP Preference Window

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thanks, but how come, that the menubar-hiding was persistent, even though (I think) I changed it through the view menu (? bug) – nlognfan Feb 25 '13 at 14:44
@nlognfan: Maybe.. not too sure about it.. Don't use GIMP too much.. :-) – Aditya Feb 25 '13 at 14:45
thanks again, bye – nlognfan Feb 25 '13 at 14:46
For me, hiding the Menubar through View Menu is not persistent, you must have changed it through preference window instead :-) – Aditya Feb 25 '13 at 14:58

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