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7.11. Select Previous Layer

The Select Previous Layer command selects the layer just above the active layer in the layer stack. The command highlights the layer in the Layers Dialog and makes it the new active layer. If the active layer is already at the top of the stack, this menu entry is insensitive and grayed out.

[Note] Note

Note that on a standard Windows-style English keyboard, the default shortcut Page_Up does not refer to the key on the numeric keypad, but to the other Page_Up key in the group of six keys to the left of the numeric keypad.

[Tip] Tip

The keyboard shortcuts for Select Previous Layer and Select Next Layer may be very useful if you frequently pick colors from one layer to use for painting on another layer, especially when you use them with the color-picker tool, which you get by holding down the Ctrl key with most of the painting tools.

7.11.1. Activating the Command

  • You can access this command from the image menubar through LayerStackSelect Previous Layer,

  • or by using the keyboard shortcut Up.

Or you simply click on the layer name in the Layers Dialog.

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