Set options for editing layers

The application option for layer editability enables or disables layer editability automatically in the Contents pane when you add a layer to a map or a scene. This option is available on the Options dialog box on the Editing side tab.

Change default editability for newly added layers

To turn on editability automatically for newly added layers, or to turn off this option, complete the following steps.

  1. On the ribbon, click the Edit tab and click the Options dialog box launcher Launcher in the Manage Edits group.

    The Options dialog box appears.

  2. Click the Editing side tab and expand Session.
  3. Check the Make newly added layers editable by default check box.

    Uncheck this setting to turn off layer editability by default for newly added layers.

  4. Click OK.

    Your settings are saved and the dialog box closes.