Can't click any layer

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2018-05-27 17:59:53

When I'm in the Arrange mode I can't just click an object or layer in the workspace. The only way to select it is in the layer pane on the left. If an object is selected I can't select any other object, and clicking and dragging on another object drags the current layer selected. This is a very new issue – and annoying.
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2018-05-27 18:48:59

Hi Andy.

Let's start with easy stuff. Have you tried right-clicking on the canvas and seeing if Auto Select is on?

If that doesn't work, come back and I'll happily do some trouble-shooting with you.

- Stef.
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2018-05-27 23:22:32

Hah. Wow that was an easy fix. Will you have some more through documentation with all these various features? When is the next update planned to come out?
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2018-05-27 23:57:48

No worries. Glad to help. There's some documentation here: http://help.pixelmator.com/pixelmator-pro/1.0/ (also available from the Help menu in Pixelmator Pro), but it's pretty sparse (at the moment, anyhow). The community here is pretty good and there's a small but growing user-driven community at Discord: https://discord.gg/wsJukbr

It's been a while since the last update so I'm hoping that there will be a new release soon. I haven't got any inside info, though — I'm not staff, just a chatty user who believes in the importance of a strong user community.

All the best,

- Stef.
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2018-05-28 07:50:26

By the way, I've been filling up the help site quite a bit over the last few months and weeks — a few things are still missing but I'll be adding them over the coming days. However, the vast majority of the features in Pixelmator Pro are now documented. If there's anything you can't find, let me know and I'll add it. In this case, the Auto Select thing can be found under Move and Align Layers: http://help.pixelmator.com/pixelmator-pro/1.0/#984. Thinking about it, maybe it should be in the Select layers section, so I think I'll move it.

With the next update, we'll also be adding a better search function to the Help menu, which will be able to pull live results from the Help page.