Keyboard Shortcut for turning on/off Auto Select

What features would you like to see in Pixelmator Pro?
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2020-11-18 15:13:58

Title says it all
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2020-11-20 13:07:18

I like the suggestion! Shared.

P.S. Do you have any suggestions for the combination we should use?
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2020-11-20 15:03:06

In Photoshop, you can hold CMD to temporarily turn off auto-select, or vice-versa if auto-select is already turned off.

Holding Shift + CMD alters this for selecting groups of layers. 👍🏻
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2020-11-26 13:00:47

by Luke Rooney 2020-11-20 13:03:06 In Photoshop, you can hold CMD to temporarily turn off auto-select, or vice-versa if auto-select is already turned off.

Holding Shift + CMD alters this for selecting groups of layers. 👍🏻
Ah, good stuff, thanks for the clarification — I think this makes sense and is already kind of how it works in the Shape/vector tools, for example. So I think

But I'm not 100% sure what you mean by the Shift-Command shortcut and I wasn't able to get it to work in PS. Could you maybe expand on how that shortcut should modify the Arrange tool's behavior?
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2020-11-28 19:02:20

Whoops, I was wrong.

If I select a group in PS and hold CMD, then I can drag anywhere to move the group. No need for shift.

In Pixelmator, if I select a group and hold CMD, I also have to click-and-drag on one of the layers. Otherwise it'll also move a layer outside of the group. This can be tricky if you're working with lots of layers!
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2020-11-28 19:07:14

https://drive.google.com/file/d/125VyLT ... sp=sharing

here's a demonstration of the difference, I hold CMD before I move any of the layers.
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2020-12-01 16:19:52

Cool cool cool, that functionality is totally clear – thanks for taking the time to record the video, though! I believe Pixelmator Classic once had this feature but there were issues with its reliability so we dropped it in favor of a more consistent experience. But with Pixelmator Pro, we can definitely see if we can bring it back.