On 01/02/14 19:27, akovia wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014, at 08:46 PM, Gary Aitken wrote:
>> On 01/02/14 17:48, Joao S. O. Bueno wrote:
>> This would be great, but...
>> I must be missing something; running 2.8.10 on fbsd.
>> When I click on the alignment buttons, nothing happens, and they don't
>> change 
>> appearance on mouse-down or mouse-up.
>> I can't quite tell from the glyphs, but they look like they may be greyed
>> out; at
>> least they are overall a lot lighter than most of the toolbox glyphs;
>> they look about
>> like the bucket-fill tool.  The "Offset" text box is active and allows
>> changes,
>> and the reset options does its thing.
>> No error messages that I can see.
>> Any ideas what would cause them to be inactive?
>> All other tools seem to work.
> Sounds to me like you haven't selected the object yet.
> Select the alignment tool or shortcut "q"
> Activate the layer you want to align.
> (Make sure this layer is cropped smaller than the image size)
> You should have a hand cursor to select the object on the canvas. when
> you do you should see 4 small squares outlining how big the object is
> that you want to align.
> Now select the alignment buttons in the toolbox.
> I hope this is all it is and this works for you.

Thank you.
Took me a while to figure out -- I had a mostly transparent layer on top and 
selection goes by stacking order.

An excellent solution to the problem; using the rulers to snap was also good.

Thanks all for your help.

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