Layer Control and Move tool

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Charles Freeborn
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Layer Control and Move tool

Post by Charles Freeborn » Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:17 pm

I'd love to be able to select an object, right click to move it to a different layer that is not "on" in the layer menu. Presto that object formerly in my way disappears to it's happy and correct new home. As is the only layers visible with the "move to layer" command are ones that are visible.

When using the "move" dialog box it would be swell to be able to invoke the move with the arrow keys on the keyboard. As is one must select the move dialog, tab through the directions ( X &Y) numeric input from the 10 key, then go back to the mouse to invoke the move. I'd rather select the object, invoke the move menu with a keyboard command, leave the cursor on the drawing (on the object to move as this is where my center of attention is) numeric input the move distance and hit the appropriate arrow key and be on my way. Obviously only the left and right arrows would apply to X axis and up down to the Y.

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Re: Layer Control and Move tool

Post by Derek » Mon Nov 21, 2022 7:25 pm

Charles Freeborn wrote:
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:17 pm
I'd love to be able to select an object, right click to move it to a different layer that is not "on" in the layer menu. Presto that object formerly in my way disappears to it's happy and correct new home. As is the only layers visible with the "move to layer" command are ones that are visible.
If you have WildTools, check out the Tornado Tool. This is exactly what it does.

Charles Freeborn
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Re: Layer Control and Move tool

Post by Charles Freeborn » Mon Nov 21, 2022 9:18 pm

I'll give it a look. Just have the habit of right click to manage an object (much more than layer change), but this old dog may be up for a new trick.
Thx.

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