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Offline donone

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Locked layers reacting
« on: August 25, 2018, 07:30:19 pm »
I have version 6.16.3 on Windows 10.
I notice that when I have a baseboard on Layer 1 and locked, while I am active on Layer 2, moving the mouse over the baseboard causes it to 'highlight', which is annoying, while using another layer.
Is there a way to prevent this such that when locked nothing happens?
Thank you.

Offline Tom Springer

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Re: Locked layers reacting
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2018, 11:59:46 pm »
While you cannot change anything in a locked layer, you can "select" things in it. If you move the mouse on to an item in the layer, the item is "highlighted" as you say, indicating it can be selected.  Why? Select something in the layer and look at the top right of the screen, at the right portion of the toolbar. You'll see that the "Save as object" is enabled so you could save the item selected as an object, or include it in a grouping across layers when creating a saved object,

Locking a layer to provide "better than glue" for preventing changing the items in the layer when making a user object is sometimes a preferably thing, at least it is to me. I've done this at times to avoid accidentally moving an item with the mouse.

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Re: Locked layers reacting
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2018, 03:51:26 pm »
Thank you Tom.
I must confess not to have noticed. Something learned every day. Perhaps it is worth the annoyance, I shall see.