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Problem moving smaller objects (iPad Pro, with/without Apple Pencil)

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I’m a new user of the Affinity Pro app on iPad Pro.


Recently, I’ve noticed an issue when I try to use the move tool on smaller objects. Even though I click in the middle of the object when I try to move it’s position, the object keeps resizing, as if I was dragging one of the corners.


I’ve tried using the Apple Pencil and my finger, but the same problem.


Would appreciate some help, as I like using this app.

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I am experiencing this problem too.

Another workaround is to:

  1. Deselect the object you wish to move (by tapping on background)

  2. Touch-and-drag on the object. It will move without resizing as long the current drag operation is in play.


PS - Thanks so much for bringing Affinity Photo to the iPad - it's an outstanding app, even if it does have a few quirks!

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It's really frustrating when you have to move a lot of small items while keeping an overview.
It looks like the handles have a much larger area than is visible. It's a good idea to handle with touch but not at all with the pencil.


JMooney, your trick works great for layers that are not in a group.

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It’s been fixed in the beta version. Next release version can't be too far off now as current beta is a release candidate 2.

Hopefully you won't have to be frustrated too much longer.:)

IPad Pro 10.5/512GB   lpadOS 14.4 Apple Pencil (1st gen), Affinity Photo,  Affinity Photo beta1.9, Affinity Design 1.9.3, Affinity Designer beta 1.9.20, still waiting for Publisher for iPad

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