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Can you get out of text edit in GIMP without choosing a different layer or tool?


Question

Is there a key combination I can use to exit text editing? The only way I can current get out of text editing is by clicking another layer, or clicking another tool in the toolbox.

Is there a keyboard shortcut to finish editing text?

2015/10/03
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10/3/2015 6:15:00 PM

Accepted Answer

The way Gimp works is that it does create a new layer for text. We can exit text editing mode by hitting ESC or selecting another tool but then we will still work on the newly created text layer.

In case we want to work in another (e.g. background) layer we still have to manually select that layer to continue. As this can be done by clicking on a layer e.g. with the zoom tool, it is much more consistent to select a layer using Page Up resp. Page Down or the layer dialog (Ctrl+L to show).

Flattening the image will of course also remove the text layer but this is at the cost of no longer being able to edit text.

2015/10/04
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10/4/2015 10:15:00 AM