How to fix the toolbox icons in GIMP

Occasionally in Gimp my toolbox icons will become spaced out (see image above). Not only does this bug look bad, but it also makes it so half of the icons don't even show up. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. Go to Edit>Preferences. Once there, select theme. Change the theme or press "Reload current theme." Once you have done this, you will need to close the dialog box then restart Gimp.


About McKay Christensen

After having lived in Oregon, Alaska, and China for the past 10 years doing landscape design and English teaching, I have returned to my home state of Utah and currently work for a growing tech company.

In my free time I enjoy working on my TutorialGeek.net website where I post tutorials and reviews (and anything else I think is geeky) and I also like to write songs for my Super English Kid Youtube channel.

My favorite things to do include anything with my wife and son. Hiking, camping, and photography (or anything else outdoors). Playing Ultimate Frisbee or Ping Pong. Listening to 60s, 70s, or 80s, music. 

Feel free to contact me using my contact page. I would love to hear from any of you!


  1. off-topic, but a GIMP developer is doing a little crowdfunding:

    1. I saw that yesterday. Quite interesting. Thanks for sharing the link.


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