If I want to change the layer of an object or geometry in SU for windows, I can simply select the layer from the layer toolbar. I can also reference this display when I want to see what layer a selection is on, or what the current layer is if nothing is selected - perfect.
On the Mac, for as long as I can remember, the only function this tool is capable of is setting the current layer, which is frustrating on so many levels. First, best practice is to always have the current layer set to layer0, so this is a function I rarely need, and it’s easier to just use the radio buttons in the layer window for this anyway. Second, this means the only way to change the layer of a selection, or see the layer of a selection, is to use the entity info window, which only displays 5 layers without having to scroll. The worst part of this, however, is that once you do select a layer to put the selection on, it makes editing the layer name live?! And if you’re not cognizant of this you’re going to be renaming the layer while trying to use a shortcut (no keyboard command will get you out of this mode), so I’ve got to click in my scene, losing my selection, or hit some random tool from the tool bar just to finish this process. Lastly, leaving the entity window open is not only distracting, as it need to constantly populate with the current selection properties, but it slows down sketchup for the very same reason!
Am I the only person who uses layers on a Mac? I just can’t see how this continues to go unnoticed by the UI team.