Lock objects to the canvas so that they don't get deleted, moved, or misplaced.

Tip: Mural creators and facilitators have extra locking power. The facilitator-lock feature enables them to choose whether any collaborator or only other facilitators can unlock objects.

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Lock content

MURAL members (who are non-facilitators in a mural) have three ways to lock content: the toolbar, the context menu, and shortcuts. Creators and facilitators have additional locking options.

To lock an object from the toolbar:

  1. Select an object.

  2. Click the Lock icon in the toolbar.

To lock objects from the context menu:

  1. Right-click (Control + click with a touchpad) on an object.

  2. Select Lock from the menu.

To lock multiple objects:

  1. Select multiple objects with Shift + click + drag.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Click the Lock icon in the toolbar.

    • Right-click (Control + click if using a touchpad) and select Lock selection from the menu.

To lock objects using shortcuts:

  1. Select an object (or group of objects).

  2. Apply a standard lock with the following shortcuts:

    • Windows: Control + Shift + L

    • Mac: Shift + Command + L

To learn more about keyboard shortcuts, visit our Help Center article on keyboard shortcuts.


Unlock your content

Any member of a mural can unlock content unless it has been locked by a facilitator.

To unlock a locked object from the toolbar:

  1. Select an object.

  2. Click the Lock icon in the toolbar.

To unlock a locked object from the context menu:

  1. Right-click (Control + click with a touchpad) on the locked object.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Select Unlock from the menu to unlock the selected object.

    • Select Unlock all to unlock everything on the canvas.

To unlock multiple locked objects with inclusive selection:

  1. Hold down Control + Shift (Shift + Command on Mac).

  2. Click + drag to select locked objects.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • Click the Lock icon in the toolbar.

    • Use a keyboard shortcut:

      • Windows: Control + Shift + L

      • Mac: Shift + Command + L

    • Right-click (Control + click with a touchpad) and select Unlock selection from the menu.


Facilitator-locked content

If you’re not a facilitator and try to unlock a facilitator-locked object, the following message appears:

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