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Quickly Show/Hide Layers

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Click (and hold) a checkbox for a layer, then move the cursor arrow down/up to hide/show multiple layers.

This feature is available in Photoshop, and it is Awesome!

 

 

Update:

option+click the checkbox of a layer to hide all layers except the that layer.

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You can already do that by regular clicking on any of the selected layers' visibility checkbox...

 

 

Yeah, I would very much like this too.

 

Or - a slower and less cool implementation, allow me to toggle visibility of all selected layers if I OPT+click the checkbox.


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the possibility to Click & Hold and move the mouse over other visibility checkboxes to hide/show other layers, as it's in Photoshop, I really miss a lot


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Would be nicer if we had Photoshop styled layer compositions  or Xara styled " name"  tag .  Or just color tags and a button to see only similarity "colored" layers     That way we could switch multiple layers at once.

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+1 for being able to alt+click on the checkbox and toggle displaying (this/all other layers) being able to easily view layers in solo is very useful in animating!

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I realize that right now you can alt+click on a layer thumbnail, but I don't think it's useful enough. In Xara, when you solo an object or a layer, it remains like that until you un-solo it. In Affinity Designer, solo mode gets turned off as soon as you click anywhere outside of the soloed object, or even ctrl+click inside it if it's a group. I would prefer it to be a manual on/off switch. This is one of the most useful features I can imagine when dealing with complex designs.

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Update:

option+click the checkbox of a layer to hide all layers except the that layer.

 

Is this a mac only feature? It doesn't work like that on Windows.. or is it the exact same thing like alt+clicking on the image thumbnail as I mentioned in the previous response?

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Is this a mac only feature? It doesn't work like that on Windows.. or is it the exact same thing like alt+clicking on the image thumbnail as I mentioned in the previous response?

The difference between the function you described ( alt+click on a thumb will isolate the the layer in the canvas/the view - it is a view-related function). What alsarraf in his initial post described is layer-related. Means: it alters the visibility of the scene and not only the view. 


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