There are many things that are out of our control these days. Luckily, draw.io isn’t one of them. Today we’ll show you how to harness the edit and move feature in order to lock shapes and text in draw.io. When it comes to functionality and ease of use, draw.io puts you in complete control of the entire diagramming process so you can create diagrams that meet your specific needs, easily and intuitively.
Lock it up
If you want to lock the position and content of shapes throughout your diagram, you can simply use the layer function and then lock that specific layer to keep everything right where you need it.
“But wait! I only want to lock single shapes.”
No problem. If you want to lock only one shape or a subset of shapes, simply select the shapes you want to lock and hit Ctrl+L (Windows) or Cmd+L (Mac). Or you can choose the “Lock/Unlock” option from the menu. And you are done already.
But what if you want to lock only the position or the content within a shape? Not to worry. We also cover these needs.
The Format Panel
Let’s say you’re working in the diagram below: