thanks so much for your further help. I wanted to give them a good try before I write here again. So, the fusion icon functions are really handy (I'd found this package in Synaptic as "fusion-icon" - just a remark for oders; I overlooked it first time). Well, at least I know with the help of that app that I have "compiz" and not "metacity" as window manager, well and also neither worked for gimp. To entirely turn off Compiz ("Appearence" -> "Visual effects" tab -> none) also didn't help.
As for the "Full screen" option, alas I couldn't enter that options 'cause all sort of gimp dialogs were in this state. I can not even browse Gimp's main settings, that is from "Default image" downwards.
I have to search those posts too as you write John, I didn't did it lately (I have some worries if I wrote this past tense correctly). To speak in present, I've recently tried out the new Felicia KDE CE release and Gimp does work well in there (as it did in Elyssa LTS). I must say that the new KDE is quite impressing, but thats another topic. Anyway I keep Felicia with Gnome next to it as a second (and my previous) system and althrough this problem don't pushes me that hard anymore, I will want to follow it further just to know.
For now I think its either something messy with my Gnome user account profile or some "two" packages don't get around well with each other (and one of them is GTK
. Gee, speaking of my profile, I was sure it was only touched by Gnome (and only Linux Mint), but now I am not sure If I did not shared it once with Open Suse 11.1 .. I can not remember for now (because I didn't used a separate /home everytime in my gnu / linux "carrier"). I was recently instrued not to even think of such an option reading viewtopic.php?f=151&t=24358
, which I understand well now why with that advice (at least I can imagine now). Well well, this is quite shamy situation
Maybe now it is a "purge some packages" situation, mean to delete some config files or crossing setups, hmm. Or to create a new account beside for first, hmm. Cool, as I said, I want to follow it further, because the beauty of linux is "you can"
. Thanks John to follow it with me so far and also to others.
I will write some results as I will come to them. If you would have some suggestions, please write me them.
Sorry for making troubles
Cheers and many thanks again,