Component from selection

… is a great feature. is not offered in the context menu if you have an (locked or unlocked) image in the background, though. bug?

mavericks, glyphs 1.4.3 (562)

Depends on where you right-click. If the image is below, the context is the image. There are three possible workarounds:

  1. Use Layers > Component from Selection instead.
  2. Turn off View > Show Image.
  3. Right-click somewhere outside the image bounds. It doesn’t matter how far away the paths are.

this works. thank you, mekkablue!