Feature request #14070

add buttons to layers panel to rearrange layers

Added by Jesse McMillan about 5 years ago. Updated almost 4 years ago.

Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:
Easy fix?:No Copied to github as #:22080


Drag-and-drop is sometimes not a very good way of rearranging layers. I frequently end up adding a layer to a group when I mean to put it above the group. I think having a "move layer up" and "move layer down" set of buttons on the layers panel would be helpful.


#1 Updated by Saber Razmjooei about 5 years ago

  • Category set to GUI

#2 Updated by Sebastian Dietrich about 5 years ago

Note that move up and move down is ambigious when the previous/next entry is a group. Should the layer be moved into the group or not? The user should be given a means to decide what is going to happen, e.g. Ctrl-Click the buttons.


1. Layer
2. Group

Should moving down the Layer result in

1. Group
2. Layer

1. Group
1.1 Layer

#3 Updated by Jesse McMillan about 5 years ago

Good idea Sebastian,

for that matter, another idea would be to be able to use keyboard shortcuts. For instance, with a layer selected in the layers panel:

shift + up: move layer up
shift + down: move layer down

control + shift + up: move into group above, or if top item in group move out of group
control + shift + down: move into group below, or if bottom item in group move out of group

#4 Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 4 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No

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