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Chapter 5. Layer Basics > Locking a Layer

Locking a Layer

The third column of the A/V Features panel contains the Lock switch . Lock a layer to protect it from accidental changes. If you try to select a locked layer, it blinks to remind you that is locked and cannot be selected or altered. Unlock it again to make changes.

To lock or unlock a layer:

Next to a layer in the Time Layout window, click the lock switch to toggle the lock icon on and off.

When the lock icon is visible, the layer cannot be selected or modified (Figure 5.25); when the lock icon is hidden, the layer is unlocked (Figure 5.26).

Figure 5.25. Turn the Lock switch on to protect the layer from inadvertent changes.


Figure 5.26. Turn the Lock switch off to unlock a layer.



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