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How do I hide the "marching ants" of a selection

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I'm used to "Command + H" in PhotoShop to hide the marching ants that indicate an active selection, but I can't find any equivalent in AD or AP. I'm trying to do some dodge/burn tool work and the marque is getting in the way and hiding the results. I keep having to deselect and then re-select through History which is a really painful way to have to work.

 

I'm sure it's there, I just can't figure it out. Please help.

 

Thanks.

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Thanks. That works like a charm... in Photo, but I don't seem to have this option in Designer. Is that right?

 

Here's a screenshot of my view menu...

 

(and I am working in the Pixel Persona)

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Hi Stephen_H,

Go to menu View and untick Show Pixel Selection. You can also set a custom shortcut for this in Affinity Preferences, Keyboard Shortcuts section (set the first dropdown to Photo and the second to View).

 

Just curious, on Mac, why does Command-H (for finder) override the Affinity Photo app? In other words, I can't assign Command-H as a shortcut since it seems this Mac finder shortcut overrides the Affinity app. I understand it's not always easy on the coding side of apps, but just curious if this is being looked at... Thanks

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Hi mdub.

 

Just a minor clarification: Command-H is not a Finder shortcut. It applies to all apps (Finder is an app) that use the built-in OS X API's for application window control.


Affinity Photo 1.8.3, Affinity Designer 1.8.3, Affinity Publisher 1.8.3; macOS Mojave 10.14.6 iMac (27-inch, Late 2012); 2.9GHz i5 CPU; NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M; 8GB RAM
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1.8.3.180 & Affinity Designer 1.8.3.2 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 13.3.1

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MEB, what is the current status of the "Hide Selection" in Designer? Been using Designer for 2 weeks. I'm a 23 year veteran of Photoshop and Illustrator and simply can't live without being able to hide the marching ants. It seems like that would have been a basic design feature from early on. It's surprising to see that nearly 2 years have passed and still no way to hide selections! Hope that it's right around the corner.

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