[Ipe-discuss] order of layers

M Elwood151 at web.de
Fri Jul 22 17:01:14 CEST 2011

I absolutely agree with Norbert Zee:
the order should not change automatically - this is only confusing.
If it would be possible for the user to rearrange them, that would be fine.

BTW: is there a way to delete a layer?
I did not find one in IPE 7.0.13 on MacOS X.

Kind regards


> Von: Norbert Zeh <nzeh at cs.dal.ca>
> Datum: Fri, 22 Jul 2011 09:50:07 -0300
> An: <ipe-discuss at cs.uu.nl>
> Betreff: Re: [Ipe-discuss] order of layers

> My 2c are that I think that automatically changing the order of layers
> automatically will always be confusing.  I would suspect that most of
> the time the ordering of layers should represent some logical grouping
> of concepts in adjacent layers, which may or may not correspond to the
> ordering in which the layers are shown.  (I have a number of
> presentations where this is the case.)  A better way to accommodate this
> use of layers would be one or both of the following:
> * Add layers at the end when they are created.  Allow users to drag the
>   layers around in the layer list to obtain whatever ordering of layers
>   they want.
> * Always add the new layer after the currently active layer.  (How does
>   one insert a new first layer then?)
> In both cases, Ipe should not make any changes to the layer ordering
> that wasn't explicitly initiated by the user.

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