Get the gimp toolbar back after accidentally removing it

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Many people when first using gimp accidentally click the x and close / remove the editing TOOLBOX or LAYERS toolbar. "How do I get my toolbar back?" is probably one of the most common gimp questions. Of course it should be obvious, but like many things on gimp it is not. This can be very frustrating to say the least. Fortunately this problem is easily fixed.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Toolbox Toolbar:
    Press Ctrl-B to bring back the Toolbox Toolbar.
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  2. 2
    Layers Toolbar:
    Press Ctrl-L to bring back to Layers Toolbar. This only brings up the layers toolbar. You might at first think this is what you want but its not. IMPORTANT - see the next step.
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    Layers - Channels - Paths - Undo - Brush Toolbar:
    Many people confuse this with the "Layers - Channels - Paths - Undo - Brush" window which has layers combined with these other tools all in one. It is a very handy window and once you close it, it is not readily apparent how to get it back. The easiest way is to go to the "Windows - Recently closed" menu option. There you will see "Layers - Channels - Paths - Undo - Brush". Choose this option to bring your trusted toolbar back.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Don't know what pressing "Ctrl-B" means? No problem. Just press and hold down the key labelled "Ctrl" in the lower left hand side of the keyboard. Now while still holding down the "Ctrl" key press the B letter key.

Questions and Answers

I accidentally pressed x on layers in gimp. Will this method bring back my layers toolbar permanently after restarting my computer?

Yes. Until you press x again or otherwise remove the layers toolbox, it will be persistent and will remain each time your start gimp even after a reboot.

Yes, by pressing Ctrl-L you can bring back the Layers Toolbar on Gimp permanently and it will stay even after restarting your computer.

Hello I need some help? Why in my filters when I click on map and map object is grey and I can't use it?

The map object is grey and I can't use it

You would have to do a restart. Sometimes, that happens when the system is having a hard time to reach or something got stuck. Do several restarts if it does not get better after one attempt.

I just closed the gimp toolbox, I got it back but I can't access the specific details on it?

It doesn't show the smaller details like opacity etc, when I click on an option like text and stuff. Can you help?

I tried pressing Ctrl+b but it didn't work... PLEASE HELP ME

How to get the toolbar back on the side?

I ACCIDENTALLY exited the toolbar

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I can't get my tool bar back and I need help with it?

My tool bar won't come back control +b doesn't work either please help. I need help and need to add words and text please help me. thank you.

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Hi, toolbar has been changed and can't get it back on a Mac?

Somehow my toolbar is at Ask.com, and I didn't change it. I have Firefox on Mac. I would use Google. How do I get it back?

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Layer tools bar removed, how to get it back?

Layer tool bar removed accidentally

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The size ration for my brushes disappeared how do I get it back?

I don't know what happened but I must have removed the part where I can adjust the size of my brushes on gimp

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Awesome feature you have here!

Hey, I've closed the toolbar, and I did as you recommended by Ctrl+B. I got the toolbar, however the layout is now default? How come, best regards?

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