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Mr Davo

Layer selection challenge / configuration?

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Hi All,

 

I have come from a PhotoShop background (:roll:) and am finding one particular behaviour of the Paint.NET program to be quite frustrating.

 

The behaviour that I refer to is how Paint.NET treats layer selection; more specifically whenever I deselect a layer (by unticking the box) the next layer down is automatically selected...

 

http://i.imgur.com/zG8Ns9f.jpg

 

...next layer down is automatically selected...

 

http://i.imgur.com/7cJdMlE.jpg

 

Because I expect the layer that I clicked on initially to remain active it is quite disconcerting and I end up making modifications to the wrong layers.

 

Is there a setting to modify this behaviour.

 

Kind Regards,

 

Davo

Edited by Mr Davo
<No cursing.>'n hell!!!

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@Mr Davo, you are not the only one who dislikes that feature. As in, dislikes it with the fiery intensity of a thousand suns. The supposed advantage is that users won't be confused by making modifications that can't be seen. I fail to understand why it's better to make modifications which can be seen, but are to the wrong layer. It always struck me to as a quintessential example of a cure that's worse than the disease.

 

It can't be disabled. If it could, I would rejoice.

 

There are a number of other threads complaining about this behavior.

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Well, don't hold your breath. I've got bugs on that list that have been there for YEARS!

 

... still waiting on some plugin features ... :D

 

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11 hours ago, MJW said:

If I could upvote Rick' Brewsters' previous post a dozen times, I would!

I will help you :)

 

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