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moving selection, cntrl/alt/ combinations not working

Aug 17, 2013, 01:21
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moving selection, cntrl/alt/ combinations not working
gimp 2.8.6 on OSX
no combination of keys held down allows me to move the contents of my selection, only the selection outline Sad


also, i'm not sure what/where my 'status bar' eluded to in tutorial, just above figure 7.6 on the Creating and Using Selections (http://docs.gimp.org/2.8/en/gimp-using-s...ns-moving)

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Aug 17, 2013, 08:58
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RE: moving selection, cntrl/alt/ combinations not working
I don't use a Mac and I understand there are differences but I think in this case..

That is working correctly. You are moving the selection tool which is not the same as moving a selection.

You need to copy and paste whatever is selected and move the resulting layer.

Top image - if you look on the left side in the tool options you are moving the selection (tool)

[Image: 3GIAc5P.jpg]

Bottom image - Edit -> copy then Edit -> paste results in a 'floating selection' which you can move around with the move tool.
Just make sure you are on the floating selection & in the tool options you are on move active layer. When in position click on the little anchor icon to fix it.
or
As in the last post, Ofnuts much used hot keys
Quote:My fingers have learned "Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V, Ctrl-Shift-N", i.e. Copy, Paste (creates Floating selection), New layer (from floating selection)
good advice.

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