menus unusable in gimp 2.8.0 opensuse 12.2 gnome wacom intuos 3

i’ve run into a bit of a problem with gimp 2.8.0 on opensuse 12.2 gnome with my wacom intuos 3 plugged in and enabled via input devices (screen enabled for all wacom related inputs)
for some menus, particularly when i attempt to navigate the save dialog, clicks from any mouse (built in laptop touchpad or the wacom) aren’t functional. i have to resort to using the keyboard to save.
i’m wondering if there is an update in the works to address this issue? thanks for any assistance!