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Hacking out a DANGEROUS File menu option in GIMP

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#1 TCSNinc


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 01:43 AM

I've never had this happen until now

and didn't know the option was there until now

but under File in GIMP

right next to 'Export'

Is an option to OVERWRITE the file the file you are working on

If you accidentally select that instead of export there is no going back

Also, this option appears to be context sensitive as it isn't always available but not 

entirely sure what the situation was that made it visible in the File menu


To make sure this never happens again I figure I'll either have to duplicate EVERYTHING before submitting it to GIMP

which is a major slow down


or hacking out the command so that it is non-functional

Is it possible to edit an ini in one of GIMPS data folders, will GIMP still work afterwards, is the command only accessible through Visual Basic?

Does GIMP offer a menu customization feature allowing you to remove options from the File menu??

Edited by TCSNinc, 07 February 2018 - 01:44 AM.

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#2 Platypus


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Posted 07 February 2018 - 02:08 AM

I assume you aren't referring to Revert, which cannot be undone, but asks for confirmation before proceeding.


From your description, it seems possible you're noticing an addition to the menu that is not a standard GIMP option, but is added by a plug-in:





Besides the commands described here, you may also find other entries in the menu. They are not part of GIMP itself, but have been added by extensions (plug-ins). You can find information about the functionality of a Plugin by referring to its documentation."

Edited by Platypus, 07 February 2018 - 02:16 AM.

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