Lock section position

Sections are useful for organising the canvas. However, when I want to keep editing things within a section I keep selecting and moving the section accidentally.

Therefore, I would like to be able to lock the section position without locking the elements within the section.


Hi @Daniel_Amann ,
Thank you for your feedback! Others in the community have requested something similar, I merged your topic with the other ones so we can gather all the feedback under the same topic.


I suggest anchoring the sections in place without locking the objects/frames inside them. It becomes tedious when I try to select frames and I accidentally move the whole Section.


Totally agreed! I just came here looking for this exact thing.

Sections are a great idea, but if I can’t drag to select frames within a section I can’t use them.


Totally +1. Can’t select a group of frames within a section is a pain.

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The new sections feature is good, but it could be better.

Before it came about, I was doing something similar with a locked frame to create an “Area” to group screens on top of. Sections achieve the same thing in an easier way, but…

The problem with sections is that if you lock them, you can’t access what’s inside of them. And if they aren’t locked, you risk accidentally selecting the section instead of the frame within it.

It seems if you’re at a certain zoom, then you can’t select it, but when I zoom out I keep accidentally moving things.

It would be great if sections remained locked until you clicked on the name tag in the top left corner. This could then activate editing the section.

Also, the name tag could be bigger :slight_smile:


Interesting, is it kind of like pinning a section at a location so it can’t be moved but you can still edit what’s inside?

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Yeah, exactly that. It should stay pinned and un-selectable until it’s unpinned. Perhaps until the user has clicked on the name tag in the top left corner.


Yeah, exactly. Very annoying not being able to control what element’s position I can or cannot lock while working on the elements within it. Please also allow the same for frames. Photoshop has such functionality to lock position only.

My suggestion is that the Section could be moved only when you select it via the title/name rectangle at the top.


Agreed. This would be extremely useful. I’m working on a project that frequently needs multiple frames and objects in a section to be selected and moved around, and I keep accidentally clicking and dragging the frame itself. I then have to stop what I am doing, zoom out, and put it back in place.

Pinning the frame in place OR only allowing it to be moved when selected via the title at the to would be a lifesaver.

I couldn’t agree more! I so often move frames by mistake. It’s really annoying.

It should be possible to lock the frame and move its contents.
Also, section names could be bigger and more distinguishable.