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I have an image with several text layers on top of each other. Because they are rotated, they all have the same 'boundary box'.

I want to edit several of the text layers, but when I click on the text, it selects the wrong layer. Even if I actually click on the letters I want to edit (so not on the text of the wrong layer). Even when I set the wrong layer invisible, GIMP still selects that layer.

How can I force GIMP to choose the right text layer?

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Did you try also locking the layers that you don't want to edit? – Jerry Sep 22 '13 at 12:36
Yep, locking doesn't help. – Peter Sep 24 '13 at 6:49

Make the other layers invisible by clicking on the eye in front of the layer name in the "Layers - Brushes" dialog.

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Hello ldx, thanks for your answer and welcome to GDSE! – Vincent Sep 17 '13 at 10:40
Indeed, this doesn't work for me. Might be the version of GIMP I'm using. – Peter Sep 24 '13 at 6:31
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I fixed it by moving the layer I wanted to edit up to the top, editing, and then moving it back down.

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