Hi, This seems like an idiot question, but then I'm a newbie to GIMP.... I'm pulling my hair out with the move tool. I cannot get it to move a selection, it will only move a layer. I have found the tool option for "move selection" instead of "move layer", but all this does is to move the marquee... I actually want to move the stuff inside the marquee, leaving a blank space where the object was originally. The workaround for this is to select the area I want to move, then cut, then paste and move the floating selection. But I'd sure like to avoid this step and simply move stuff freely. I'll attach before and after files to show what I am trying to achieve. I feel like I've checked the obvious stuff, e.g. I am sure to be working on the active layer... what else am I overlooking? Thanks in advance. p.s. I am using Gimp 2.6.4 on OS 10.4.11.