In GIMP, is there a way to quickly toggle all visible guides, grids, selection boxes, etc that are cluttering the display? I'm hoping there's something that's one key stroke instead of the way I currently do it which is to toggle 3-4 different things through the View menu every time I want a clean preview of my work.

In Photoshop it's View -> Show -> None/All [source]


You can view the default keyboard shortcuts and see that Shift+Ctrl+T toggles the guides and Shift+Ctrl+R toggles the rulers. There are many others, but I can't find one that removes them all in one command (other than going full screen using F11).

If you want to change the keyboard commands so they're the same as PS's, you can use this library to make them the same, but I still don't see one to toggles all the menus at once.

  • Hmm that shortcut isn't working for me in GIMP 2.8.14 – Leif Gruenwoldt Jan 13 '15 at 18:27
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    @LeifGruenwoldt I revised my answer, I was looking at the wrong resource before :) – Zach Saucier Jan 13 '15 at 18:43
  • Thanks @Zach-Saucier. I ended up posting an answer of my own I found which will do the trick for me. – Leif Gruenwoldt Jan 13 '15 at 18:52
  • @LeifGruenwoldt I assume using F11 doesn't count? – Zach Saucier Jan 13 '15 at 20:27
  • fullscreen toggle? Nah. – Leif Gruenwoldt Jan 13 '15 at 21:07

As @Zach-Saucier mentioned it appears there is no single magic shortcut for doing this.

However an alternative I found was to create a new view (New->View) and then hide all the grids, guides, selection, etc in that view. Then toggle between the two views.

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