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Smart Guides

Jul 20, 2012 9:19 AM

I'd love a modifing key that would let me turn smart guides off.

 

Many times I am moving something and smart guides want to snap to something I don't want to snap to. So being able to hold down a keyboard combo to temporally turn them off would be great. Just like Shift constraining to 90/45 degree movement.

 

I know I can press ctr/cmd U to toggle off but then I have to remember to toggle on again. A toggle would be more efficient.

 
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:42 AM   in reply to wgdesigngroup

    Use ctrl (on mac) while dragging, it will turn it on (or off if it is already on)

     
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    Jul 20, 2012 9:45 AM   in reply to wgdesigngroup

    Pressing and holding down Ctrl will prevent snapping of any kind in InDesign.

     

    On a Mac you must press it after starting to drag.

     

    On Windows I believe you have to press it before you drag. Can I have someone confirm this?

     
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    Jul 20, 2012 10:46 AM   in reply to wgdesigngroup

    You aren't supposed to hold down cmd at all. You are supposed to hold down control.

     
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    Jul 22, 2012 10:36 AM   in reply to wgdesigngroup

    It is ctrl too, you just need to hold it down before dragging.

     
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