Ability to specify target layer in the Label Tool Options window

Idea created by cstarbird on Aug 25, 2011
    • nicnacvb1
    • npl
    • dornadam
    • navadan
    • cstarbird
    • clairewinfield
    • tiki801
    • zoellnere
    I would like to have the ability to speicify which layer I am trying to label with the label tool.  As it is now, if I have a lot of layers turned on and I want to label features that are beneath features of another layer, I have to first turn off those other layers before I can place my label.  If I could specify the target layer I am trying to label, this would no longer be an issue.  A simple drop-down list (similar to the one in the Identify Options Window) that gives me a list of visible layers would easily fix this problem.  See the mock-up below.