Layer Locking
Learn how to lock specific layers/elements inside of Showit so they can't be accidentally selected or moved while editing other content.
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Written by Jeff Willems
Updated over a week ago

You can lock any individual elements or "layers" in Showit with a simple click! This is useful if you have elements set where you want that you wouldn't want to accidentally bump or move in the design process.

Another great use case is if you have design elements on top of an image or shape in the background. By locking the shape or image in the background you can easily select the elements on top and rearrange them as desired without accidentally selecting the element in the background.

How to lock a layer

To lock any element in Showit, simply navigate to that element in the site pannel on the left under the page tab on the specific canvas that element is found on. Hover over the element and to the right of that layer you will see a lock icon appear. Click it to lock the layer.

Locked layers will outline in gray instead of the usual blue bounding box and a lock icon will display in the upper left corner.

Unlocking a layer

If you need to unlock an element, simply click the lock icon either in the left site pannel or the lock icon on the element in the staging area, like this:

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