Locking Layers

Locking Layers

Flash CS4 Tutorial


How to Lock Flash Layer Content



Once you've arranged the layer content, it is important that the objects aren't accidentally moved. By locking the layer, the layer objects cannot be selected or modified. It also prevents you from adding any unwanted objects to the locked layer.


Step One

Make sure the timeline/layers panel is open by choosing Window > Timeline.

Step Two

Add a rectangular object to the workspace with the Rectangle tool (r key).

Step Three

Click the layer dot below the lock icon to lock the layer.

Step Four

Choose the Selection tool (v key) and attempt to re-position the rectangle. Nothing happens because the layer is locked.

Locking Multiple Layers

To lock all layers, click the lock icon above the layers. Click the icon a second time to unlock all the layers.


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