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  1. It looks like it is, but I will trust your diagnosis. Can you explain what Geometry > Divide does, or why two curves are counted as one in this case? If it's too technical, that's fine, I'm just curious why this third joined state exists.
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    Hotkeys to toggle Snapping

    turns out I was a bit dense and couldn't find the "hide snapping" shorcut, ; https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/29364-paths-will-not-hide/
  3. Thanks. I'm missing the ability to just point and blow them away with a specific tool, but I'll cope. I think one of the tutorials or a guide on line told me to try double-clicking? I can't remember where though...
  4. Thank you for your thorough reply, but this doesn't solve my problem. I know how to create groups and compound shapes. Currently, when I subtract one shape from another and the front shape overlaps both sides of the shape, visually I get what looks like two grouped shapes. ...but when I look at the result, it's not a compound path or a group like I would get in illustrator. It's counted as simply "curves" The only way I've been able to separate them was through the "Geometry > Divide" option under a right-click menu. I find the fact that subtracting front object doesn't output a group or compound object, but some kind of other multipart path to be counter-intuitive, but would be willing to run with it, if I could make a shortcut to do it. Right now, I can't. Is that more clear?
  5. Thanks! (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧ Obtusity✧゚・: *ヽ(◕ヮ◕ヽ)
  6. I tried setting it to either Create Compound or Release Compound, but it didn't have the effect I was hoping for (see below). I currently have shortcut for "Geometry > Divide" bound to CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+G. Whenever I try the shortcut, however, it just turns the currently selected curve into a compound. I've tried closing and reopening the program and have checked the list of shortcuts, but it still has the same discrepancy. Feature Request I'm coming from illustrator in which, when you cut a shape in half by subtracting a shape in front of it the two resulting shapes are "grouped." You can then turn them into two useable shapes by just ungrouping them with CTRL+SHIFT+G like any other group. As it stands, I only found the Geometry > Divide operation by accident and don't understand its utility (yet).
  7. I can add points by double-clicking on a line, but I can't delete them the same way, which as far as I can tell is a feature that's still in the program? I'm used to the alt-click with the pen tool in illustrator, which is important when you expand the rounded stroke of a line only to find that the round bit added 15 extra points.
  8. I love the obviousness of the snapping candidates when I'm working, but they make it hard to tell what my design will actually look like, especially with thin strokes. Could we either: have a hotkey that toggles snapping on and off (yes, it's in the toolbar, but that doesn't allow for quick checks via muscle memory)? have a hotkey to a "preview mode" wherein all guides, grids, snapping candidates, etc are hidden?
  9. Thanks. I'm still getting over the "these aren't my hotkeys" thing, and other new concepts. Do you know of a way to bind "toggle snapping" to a hotkey? I love working with the snapping candidates visible, but it'd be nice to be able to toggle that without leaving the art area.
  10. I can't find a way to hide the pink paths that define my vector objects so I can preview what my drawing looks like. I'd say I was missing a setting, but it doesn't outline every shape on the screen, just some, and it seems to pick those randomly (see screenshot)
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