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Locking Layers in the Timeline View

You can prevent correctly positioned layers from being selected by locking them in the Timeline view. This is useful for making a multiple selection inside the Camera view and leaving them visible. Once a layer has been locked, its locked state will be remembered next time you open your saved project.

You can perform five types of locking actions on your layers:

Lock
Unlock
Lock All
Unlock All
Lock All Others

Lock

The Lock option let you lock one or a multiple selection of layers.

To lock a layer or a selection of layers:

1. In the Timeline view, select one or more layers.

2. Do one of the following:
From the top menu, select Animation > Lock > Lock.
Click one of the selected layer’s Lock icon.
Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [L] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [Alt] + [L] (Mac OS X).

All selected layers are locked.

Unlock

The Unlock button lets you unlock one or a multiple selection of locked layers.

To unlock a locked layer or a selection of locked layers:

1. In the Timeline view, select one or many locked layers.

2. Do one of the following:
Select Animation > Lock > Unlock.
Click one of the selected layer’s Lock icon.
Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [K] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [Shift] + [K] (Mac OS X).

All selected layers are unlocked.

Lock All

The Lock All option lets you lock all the layers in the Timeline view at once.

To lock all layers:

In the top menu, select Animation > Lock > Lock All.
Click one of the selected layer’s Lock icon.
Press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [L] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [Shift] + [L] (Mac OS X).

All layers are locked.

Unlock All

The Unlock All button lets you unlock all the layers in the Timeline view at once.

To unlock all layers:

In the top menu, select Animation > Lock > Unlock All.
Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Shift] + [L] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [Alt] + [Shift] + [L] (Mac OS X).

All layers are unlocked.

Lock All Others

The Lock All Others button lets you lock every layer except the selected ones.

To lock all other layers:

1. In the Timeline view, select the layers that you do not want to lock.

2. Do one of the following:
In the top menu, select Animation > Lock > Lock All Others.
Press [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Shift] + [O] (Windows/Linux) or [⌘] + [Alt] + [Shift] + [O] (Mac OS X).

All layes are locked except the selected ones.

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Selecting a Layer