Asked • 07/17/19

GIMP: Trying to move selected text layer but moves background layer?

I have a background overlay on which I have three text layers on top. Now I want to move these text layers around on the overlay, but I can't get it to work.As soon as I click inside the text layer I can see that the background layer is catching the click, and if I drag I see that it's the background layer that is moved and not the intended text layer... I find it very annoying, and I can't seem to figure out what I do wrong. The thing is that it seems to work sometimes, for one **Click -> Drag -> Drop**, but as soon as I try and move it again it just moves the background.I have the *Move Tool* selected and the move is set to *Move: Layer*, just to be clear.

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Michael C. answered • 07/18/19

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