Can't select layer

Is something not working like it should? Let us know.
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2018-05-17 20:01:03

When a LAYER is selected in left hand list, clicking on the image selects only the TOP layer, NOT the one highlighted in the list.
I think original Pixelmator enabled choosing a layer by selecting directly on the image.
Am I missing something?
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2018-05-17 20:09:12

Am I missing something?
Yes, but it's not obvious. Pixelmator Pro has a strong selection bias. If you click on an area of the canvas where any layer is anything other than transparent then this will get selected when you click.

To stop this from happening, right-click/two-finger-click anywhere on the canvas and turn off Auto Select from the pop-up menu (or hide the layers above the layer you want to edit, that works too.)

Hope this helps. (Or if what I'm saying has nothing to do with your problem, let me know and I'll change tack.)

- Stef.
P.S. I just wrote a bit on the forum about Auto Select here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=15711
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2018-05-17 20:34:34

Just the answer I was looking for, thanks.
Thanks also for your forum link.
Very helpful.