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498 Points

Mon, Sep 26, 2011 6:30 PM

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Photoshop: Don't allow duplication of locked layers

The (Mac)keyboard shortcut to make a copy of a selection when not in the move tool is:
command-option-drag selection. That's all good! But this same keyboard shortcut should NOT duplicate fully locked layers. A locked layer should really be locked (like Illustrator) or else there should be a preference to make it so, please. thanks.

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80 Points

2 years ago

It's so frustrating , I was shocked to see that the topic is 7 years old. A locked layer should be intouchable even when "alt+dragging" otherwise it's pointless . I really hope they'll do something about it 

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206 Points

2 years ago

I can't believe this is still a problem 7 years on. LOCKED IS LOCKED. Alt + Drag is rendered pointless by this glitch. 

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90 Points

a year ago

Here we are June 2019 and this is still incredibly annoying. When a layer is locked it should be COMPLETELY locked. 

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60 Points

a year ago

Still big problem, can' t use locked top layer for orientation and work beneath because locked layer also duplicates whenever I want to duplicate beneath layer...


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80 Points

a year ago

Select the layer with the move tool. Then hold Command and Option to drag and copy the layer. This will ignore the locked layer.

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74 Points

a year ago

Thanks, that works

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62 Points

a year ago

100% agree with the OP. This has bugged me for years... Upvote.

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90 Points

a year ago

DECEMBER 2019...regualrly checking to see if this is sorted in new updates.... it isn't

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112 Points

9 months ago

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled ctrl Drag copies locked layers bug.

when I have text hovering over locked layer and i'm trying to duplicate using ctrl drag on the text, it grabs the locked layer and copies it instead, this bug was there for forever. attached is screen recording.

https://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cYVwbkwjJm

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102 Points

6 months ago

COMPLETELY AGREE.
I lock my layers to keep them visible but prevent myself from accidentally modifying them. Making option+drag work on locked layers disrupts messes me up every time.

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60 Points

5 months ago

I'd suffered from this since ever. One possible solution (only tested on Windows so far): 1) select the object layer; 2) use the right ALT (right option in mac, maybe?) key to drag. 

Is not perfect, but prevents some annoyng additional moves.

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140 Points

I tried this on CS5 and it doesn't work.  Behavior with Right ALT is same as Left ... if you're hovering on a locked layer when you do it, the locked layer duplicates.  Anyone else get this to work?