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 Post subject: Moving Text Boxes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:25 am  (#1) 
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I'm trying to do something very simple--that is, move a text box. But when I do, the whole background moves.


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 Post subject: Re: Moving Text Boxes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:42 am  (#2) 
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Remember it is not a text box, it is a layer. Either click-drag on a solid part of the text. Gimp 'sees' through 'transparency' to the first solid pixel, which is why the background moves
or
You have move - path - active path enabled. You need move - layer - active layer enabled

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 Post subject: Re: Moving Text Boxes
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:24 am  (#3) 
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Moving the text box, as opposed to moving the layer.

While in the text tool. Hold the CTRL-ALT down (or whatever passes for CTRL in OSX)

Click in the text box and drag around.

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