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I'm sure I'm missing something, but is there a way to not show the layer bounding boxes? They are so distracting! I don't know why/how they suddenly appeared. I worked in AP 2 several times, and now, all of a sudden, the layer bounding boxes are showing. 

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Bounding boxes always appear for objects selected with the Move tool. There is an option to hide them while dragging but no way to turn them off.

This is unchanged from V1.

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You may have had Preview mode switched on previously

View > Preview Mode

Edit: Note, this is a Publisher setting

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8 hours ago, TanBrae said:

I worked in AP 2 several times

AP 2 is Photo 2. Is that the app you're using, or did you mean Publisher 2?

If you did mean Publisher, then perhaps you've enabled View > Show Text Flow, and it's not really Bounding Boxes you're seeing but the Flow frames around the Text Frames.

 A screenshot might help us understand better.

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On 12/6/2022 at 8:05 PM, walt.farrell said:

AP 2 is Photo 2. Is that the app you're using, or did you mean Publisher 2?

If you did mean Publisher, then perhaps you've enabled View > Show Text Flow, and it's not really Bounding Boxes you're seeing but the Flow frames around the Text Frames.

 A screenshot might help us understand better.

It is happening in Photo 2.

In the attached image, you will see the pink "borders" around each image. SO distracting! And, note that I have no layers selected, but I do have the Move tool active. If I click on the View tool, those "borders" go away. But, they are there if I click on any other tool. 

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 5.30.45 PM.png

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5 minutes ago, TanBrae said:

In the attached image, you will see the pink "borders" around each image.

Thanks. Screenshots can be very helpful.

Those are not Bounding Boxes. You are seeing Snapping Candidates, because you have Show Snapping Candidates enabled in your Snapping Options. You can change that in the pulldown next to the Magnet icon in the Toolbar.

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    Laptop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 32GB memory, Intel Core i7-10750H @ 2.60GHz, Intel UHD Graphics Comet Lake GT2 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU.
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13 hours ago, walt.farrell said:

Thanks. Screenshots can be very helpful.

Those are not Bounding Boxes. You are seeing Snapping Candidates, because you have Show Snapping Candidates enabled in your Snapping Options. You can change that in the pulldown next to the Magnet icon in the Toolbar.

Ah HA! THANK you! 

Guess I need to read up. I just figured 2 would act like 1, and all my preferences would be as I had them in 1. DUH! 

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1 hour ago, TanBrae said:

I just figured 2 would act like 1, and all my preferences would be as I had them in 1.

Some things transfer over, some things don't.

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    Desktop:  Windows 11 Pro, version 23H2, 64GB memory, AMD Ryzen 9 5900 12-Core @ 3.00 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 

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17 minutes ago, walt.farrell said:

Some things transfer over, some things don't.

I think it would be useful if we had a comprehensive list of the items that can not be migrated from V1 to V2. I had not thought about it or checked until I read these last 2 replies here, but it appears that snapping presets are among the items that don't migrate.

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7 minutes ago, R C-R said:

I think it would be useful if we had a comprehensive list of the items that can not be migrated from V1 to V2. I had not thought about it or checked until I read these last 2 replies here, but it appears that snapping presets are among the items that don't migrate.

… or "simply" a "Migration Assistant", offering a checkbox list of possible V1 prefs being able to get copied or converted into the according V2 folders … while incompatible are listed grayed out.

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