How can I enable Highlight, Rule of thirds and Fixed aspect ratio of 1080x1080 as default settings in GIMP for the selection tool?

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    Hi levu, Welcome to GD.SE! Can you tell us what you have tried? Always good to show some effort, and your chances for a good answer increase. What does "Highlight" mean for GIMP? Rule of thirds for a selection doesn't really make sense; Are you trying to setup guides or view rule of thirds when using the crop tool? There're tool options for making a selection. – AndrewH Jun 29 '16 at 21:20
  • I'm voting to close this one as off-topic / tech support – Luciano Jun 30 '16 at 8:16
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    Looks like a perfectly valid question to me... – xenoid Jun 30 '16 at 9:13
  • @xenoid I agree with Luciano. This is more of a tech-support question and less of a design one. See here for more information – Manly Jun 30 '16 at 14:20

Set the options as you want them (for all the Tools, plus FG/BG colors, pattern, font, brush, etc....). Set the current tool to what you want the default tool to be. Then go to Edit>Preferences>Tool options, un-check Save tool options on exit and hit Save tool options now. From then on Gimp wil start up with all these options.

You can in addition save specific sets of options/settings for most tools, see the diskette icon at the bottom of the Tool options dialogs.

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