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De-select text?

Aug 27, 2014, 07:58
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De-select text?
Hi there,

I created an image in GIMP 2.8 made of several layers with several rectangular shapes on them. On each of the rectangular shapes of these layers I inserted some text and the problem is that I can not de-select the text on a layer unless I create another layer! The crawling ants perimeter around the text is static. Select - None is disabled, Select - All then None does nothing. How do I get rid of that selection perimeter?

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Aug 27, 2014, 08:18
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RE: De-select text?
I solved it! Unselecting View - Show Layer Boundary did it!

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Aug 27, 2014, 08:30 (This post was last modified: Aug 27, 2014 08:30 by rich2005.)
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RE: De-select text?
you ninja'd me answering yourself,

Hopefully you have something like this,

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note that until you perform some operation on a text layer it remains as 'text' rather than a bitmap and the text is easily editied. Also the text layer is inserted above the active layer, useful to keep thing together.

Do not want to see the text, turn off the visability in the layers dialog
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A text layer is usually just the size of the text. Do not want to see the layer boundary, find it distracting, Remember it is not part of your image, just a Gimp indicator. Ofnuts refered to this in your last post, turn off the boundary marker.

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Aug 27, 2014, 21:04
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RE: De-select text?
Hi Cataliin, welcome!

The Layer boundary can be important but for the times you want to turn it off convenient.

Just be very careful when working with layers with the boundary indicator off as its easy to be on the wrong layer.

As long as you keep an eye on the layers window active selection & your cursor(mouse) icon on canvas (a hand pointing means your hovering over an inactive layer)

A good way to split up layers temporarily is to but a full black or white layer between them.

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