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Feature Request: Hidden Child Layer Objects Get Selected and Rotate when using "1" command

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I'm guessing that this is more of a limitation of flash, but it would be awesome if there was a way that hidden child objects would get selected and rotated when using the "1" command to select child objects.  Currently they don't.
asked Jul 22, 2014 by anonymous

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Unfortunately this is a Flash limitation – I guess, a way to protect users from unwillingly modifying their Timeline. Probably quite reasonable.

Programatically it is possible to make this happen by showing the hidden layers (and potentially hiding them again).

At this point I'm not fully convinced whether this is a good thing to have or not.

Would you, please, give me a scenario where an animator does not see the elements, but he (can be she) would like to modify them blindly.

Thank you!
answered Jul 23, 2014 by nick (3,890 points)
I ended up simply making the layers i didn't want outlines instead of hiding them and that works well enough.  You can still rotate them and its far less visually distracting.
Glad you found a working solution!
I tend to use outlines a lot, too, esp. when working with an animatic underneath.

That was one of the reasons we added the Layer Outlines Toggle command and the related Layer Color Dark and Light to adjust visual weight.