After making a selection float in GIMP, how to move it in a straight vertical or horizontal direction?

I am doing kerning manually in GIMP, i.e. trying to move letters closer to each other, but my hand movements are not exact enough on my mouse so whenever I move a layer to the left or right, it also goes a little in the vertical direction. I wonder if there is some feature that enables me to move a layer left or right (alternatively only up and down) so that I don’t accidentally sway it a little down or a little up. Does anyone know? I am a beginner when it comes to GIMP.


It’s very simple:

  1. Select move tool
  2. Select the layer (or the float selection) to be moved
  3. Click on the layer (or the float selection) to be moved
  4. Move the layer using the keyboard cursor keys

Source : Link , Question Author : Sid , Answer Author : Paolo Gibellini

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