Ability to select & rearrange invisible (switched off) layers and objetcs
It is incredibly annoying when I'm trying to group, move or rearrange objects or layers, only to be told by Illustrator that I need to turn visibility on before I can do any of this. Why?
In Photoshop I can move layers which are switched off with no complaints. It is a ludicrous process in AI to have to turn on a layer's visibility, move it, then turn it off again. And VERY annoying.
Agree, it makes little sense. The most stupid is that Ai does not even tell you nothing happens, no 'forbidden' cursor, no error sound, nothing...
And I can’t see how this is 'intended' :/
Paul Roper commented
It's really annoying not being able to do simple things like re-order items in a layer if that layer's visibility is set to OFF. I assume it's "as-designed", but feels like a bug to me. I don't necessarily need a layer's visibility to be ON to adjust things on it. It's as if turning off a layer puts it into a locked state. Which is just silly. In After Effects, if a layer is set to invisible, I can still adjust all of its parameters. Let's make AI more like AE.