How to Re-Attach Child Windows (Tool Options etc) in GIMP Main Window

GIMP image editor defaults to single window mode, but it’s easy to detach the select-boxes, e.g., toolbox, brushes, layers, patterns, and more.

How to Switch between Single and Multiple Windows in GIMP:

If you’re just looking for how to turn GIMP into either single or multi-window mode, start GIMP and go to “Windows” menu. There you’ll see the option to toggle on / off ‘Single Window Mode’.

How to Re-attach child window in GIMP:

By using the image editor for a period of time, you may found that many items can be separated into small windows. They are bottom-left Tool Options, Undo History, Device Status, Images, and right side Brushes, Layers, etc.

In my case, I occasionally drag and drop ‘Tool Options’ into a child window. To get it back into main window, move mouse cursor over the ‘tab’ under header bar, click and drag it back to the original position.

That’s it. Enjoy!

Merilyn Ne
Hi, I'm Merilyn Ne, a geek who has been working on Ubuntu Linux for many years and would like to write useful tips for beginners. Forgive me for language mistakes. I'm not a native speaker of English.