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Spacebar doesn't work for image panning in OS X Lion

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  1. Panoy

    Panoy New Member

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    Every time I press the Spacebar to pan an image in GIMP, do cursor doesn't change at all. It supposed to change to indicate that GIMP is ready for image panning. Worst, image panning doesn't work at all.

    Is this a bug? I'm using OS X Lion and my laptop is a Macbook Pro.
     
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    All I can suggest is uninstalling Gimp with an app like AppZaper, and reinstalling. Unfortunately, I'm running Mountain Lion so I can't see if it works for me.
     
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    I thought uninstalling apps in OS X were as easy as just deleting them? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm very new to using Macs. Just 4 months of using it. :D

    I have CCleaner here, that would work as an uninstaller right?
     
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    I've uninstalled it and copied the GIMP file inside the .DMG file and still the image panning doesn't work when I press the Spacebar key.

    Maybe it's because the GIMP assumes that I can pan the image using the trackpad in my MBP? or it can either be a bug?
     
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    Just deleting the app doesn't clean out the application support files and all that, it's best to use an app. Not sure what CCleaner is, but it sounds like it does the job.

    I'm pretty sure it's just a bug. I would try messaging the Gimp devs.
    I think Ofnuts said you can ask in the Gimp-developers mailing list, but he said something else I can't remember... hopefully he'll show up. Mailing lists are found here:

    http://www.gimp.org/mail_lists.html

    Cheers!
     
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    I've tried subscribing and messaging in the gimp-users list and have yet to receive any reply.

    I've heard from other users that it's working though (the Spacebar) but they were using Windows.

    I'll think I'll have to settle with the trackpad to pan the image, though it's quite a change of context and require's a good "pulse" to pull it off, but still it's better than nothing at all.
     
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    For any Mac OS X, the AppCleaner is the tool to use to delete an app. Another is AppDelete, but it isn't free. They both will scour the computer for additional files (i.e., Preferences) and delete them.
     
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    I am on a MacBook Pro (brand new) running OS X 10.8.3 with GIMP 2.8.4. The spacebar works to pan an image.

    The one thing I can't get working is Help.
     

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