Hands-on: testing the GIMP 2.8 and its new single-window interface

Although the single-window mode is a long-awaited landmark feature, the designers chose not to make it the default mode. The first time that you run the GIMP, it will start with the traditional floating window layout. The single-window mode can be enabled with an option in the application’s “Windows” menu. The setting can be toggled to switch between the floating and single-window layouts. The user’s preference will be remembered between uses.