Illustrator: is there a way to toggle snapping while moving anchor points?


Question

Situation

While moving anchor points around and…

  • you currently have Snap to Point and Smart Guides turned on and

  • you momentarily don’t want the points to snap during this operation.

Problem

  • You have to exit what you’re doing (moving points) and
  • your only choice is to visit View and deselect the particular snapping modes (or alternatively hit their keyboard shortcuts)

which is fairly disruptive.

Question

Is there a way around this?

Any solution would do; workaround, plugin, custom hack… that let's you toggle snapping on and off while you’re moving points.

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9/27/2017 5:56:00 AM

Accepted Answer

Sorry, no. There is no way to disable snapping without physically choosing the menu items.

Good feature request though. It should be like Photoshop... Control/right-click to temporarily disable snap.

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8/21/2012 10:44:00 AM

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