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dr_after

Copying an item and snapping to whole pixels

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Windows 10, x64

 

With "snap to whole pixels" option turned on:

1. Create a rectangle, select it, press and hold ALT and drag the cursor to copy the rectangle

RESULT: new rectangle does not snap to whole pixels

EXPECTED: new rectangle should snap to whole pixels.

 

2. Create a rectangle, select it, press ALT, release it and keep dragging the cursor to copy the rectangle

RESULT: new rectangle snaps to whole pixels. EXPECTED: the same

 

Shouldn't items that are created by ALT-drag snap to pixels? I think that they should.

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Hi dr_after,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

Pressing ALT will override snapping temporarily thus the Force Pixel Alignment isn't honoured.

To duplicate objects keeping snapping enabled press the CTRL key instead. That's the only difference between them.

ALT is also used to temporarily override snapping in other tools like the the Move, Pen or Node Tools for example.

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This is good to know, I'd much prefer if they were reversed though - ALT to copy and snap and CTRL to copy and override snap.  I think ALT is the default button for copying and that the default behaviour should be to snap.   Just my opinion but I think it would be a better workflow that way as we use ALT to copy in all other applications so thats what we're used to.


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