The selection tool can work as you want it to too.
You select a region and then commit the selection by pressing the enter key.
Then when you shift-alt-click and drag the selection it will copy it's
contents and move them around. Control-alt-click and drag will cut the
selection and move it (I suppose this is the behaviour you wanded)
People had some problems with these control keys under some desktop
environnements and some distributions so you'll have to try it.
On 3/16/08, Jogchum Reitsma <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> Jogchum Reitsma schreef:
> > I feel kinda stupid to have to ask this question, because it seems so
> > very basic... But I can't figure it out myself (and didn't find it in
> > the documentation or mail archive), so I hope to get help here.
> > I've got a drawing consisting of a photo, a color-filled ellips, and two
> > lines of text. Each of these four objects is a seperate layer.
> > Now I want to move one of the two lines of text. So I select that layer,
> > make an ellips-selection around the line of text (which is the sole
> > object on that layer; running ants are around the line of text), choose
> > the Move tool and within the Move tool choose Move Selection.
> > Now I would expect that I can move this line of text by holding the
> > mouse above this textline and dragging it to the desired place.
> > But that's not what happens. Only the elliptical path which marks the
> > selection moves, nothing else...
> > What do I do wrong, and how can I perform this so very basic task?
> > Thanks a lot for your help!
> > regards,Jogchum
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> Forgot to tell: I'm using Gimp 2.4.5 from the Suse 10.3 repositories
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