RE: [Inkscape-devel] layer testing
by Gazal, Geraud (GE Healthcare)
What I find confusing is being able to select with Ctrl+Click or
In fact, I thought the lock (or sensitive) state of a layer would be
applied ( not necessarely propagated) to all the objects it contains.
I'm not a graphics professional, I only try to draw basic maps as a
I can easily understand that my needs don't match those of the majority.
Layers are really useful for me, but the fact the the object they
contain can be selected even when locked confuses me a lot.
Let me explain : let's say I've got a reference layer with reference
lines, and some bitmaps, and additional layers with text, buildings,
When working on a specific layer, i want to see the others but not
modify anything in them. At the moment it's not ok (at least for me), as
rubberband selection (my favourite one btw) can select ( and then
A workaround is to lock objects individually, but then, unlocking them
one by one from the xml editor is a pain...