Moving a layer in Gimp

I am trying to move a layer in Gimp. However, it does not allow me to do so. Instead, I get this mouse pointer:

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What does that mean? Why doesn’t it allow me to move the layer?

Answer

Looks like you have selected the Move Selection option in the Tool Options, but you have no selection to move.

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Choose the Move Layer option instead

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Attribution
Source : Link , Question Author : petersohn , Answer Author : Billy Kerr

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