Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Can't move text layer with mouse

Can't move text layer with mouse

Can't move text layer with mouse

Using Gimp 2.2.11 in WinXP
I have an image and add a new text layer.  Once I've entered the text I try to move the text layer, but I can not.  I know the text layer is selected, the move tool is selected, and I am hovering over the text, not the transparent area.

I can move the layer with the keyboard arrows, just not the mouse.  Using the keyboard is so slow.

This is probably a very easy problem to solve, but I can't figure it out.

RE: Can't move text layer with mouse

ah!!  After much agony I've discovered the problem.  Once the move tool was selected, the Move options are shown in the tools dialog.  I never noticed that there were options for the move tool.  The "Affect" that was chosen by default was "Transform selection"  I changed this to "Transform layer" and surprise surprise, it moves.  

Hopefully this helps another sorry soul like myself.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close