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Problem selecting the right layer. Some Auto selecter is ON ?

Feb 5, 2012, 07:11
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Problem selecting the right layer. Some Auto selecter is ON ?
hi. I often have an issue when trying to move an object on a layer crowded zone.
I select the right layer through the layer dock. But when I try to move my object, some auto selecter is probably ON and it selects another layer (that probably was right under my mouse)

Any way I could disable that ?

When I used to use photoshop that was an easy obvious option "AutoSelect Layer"

I don't get it how to do this in gimp

Any help would be appreciated.
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Feb 5, 2012, 12:53
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RE: Problem selecting the right layer. Some Auto selecter is ON ?
(Feb 5, 2012 11:37)ofnuts Wrote:  
(Feb 5, 2012 07:11)NB1 Wrote:  When I used to use photoshop that was an easy obvious option "AutoSelect Layer"

So has Gimp:

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There are two modes:

- one where Gimp moves the first layer (from top) where the pixel under the click location is not transparent (auto-select)
- one where Gimp just moves the active layer, even if it's covered by non-transparent layers.

You can click the radio-button in the Move tool options (this is mostly used to change the default behavior). But as indicated you can also toggle the behavior temporarily by pressing the Shift key when clicking.

In auto-select mode, the pointer has an index hand added to the crossed arrows.



Thank you a million !

Thank you so much
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Feb 13, 2012, 02:29
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RE: Problem selecting the right layer. Some Auto selecter is ON ?
encore merci. thank you again.
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