Compositing node editor is empty, no nodes can be added
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Description

System Information
Windows 7 64 bit

Blender Version
Broken: (2.78 3ede515), also 2.78b

Short description of error
Compositing node editor is empty, no nodes can be added.
All options in "Add" menu are grayed out.

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
With file:
a.blend
No nodes can be added. (Try Shift-A / Add menu).
Workaround: Switch node editor to material nodes, then back to composite nodes.

Without file:
Open Blender with default cube scene.
Split view, set to Node Editor. Switch to compositing nodes, tick and then untick "Use Nodes". Save the file.
Close Blender.
Open the saved file.
Switch to the screen layout preset "Compositing".
-> same as above.

Details

Type
Bug

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