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How to hide a bounding box?

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Hello, I have a question for AD.
How to hide a bounding box? Spacebar is a good tool, but I need it for the whole project.
And one more similar question. Stabilizer. Is there a way to hide the red line connecting the brush with the cursor?

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Hi @J a n,

Space should work for the whole project ( temporarily, until you release it). There is no way to permanently hide the bounding box. 

Also, you cannot hide the red stabiliser line. 



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With the move tool selected you can, in the context toolbar, set" hide bounding box while dragging"


Edit: Too late

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Thank you. I understand that, but it is not ideal.
Unfortunately, this feature can not be used with the space bar. That is, if I move the object, it will always be bounded at the beginning.
Can I change the keyboard shortcut for the spacebar function?
The spacebar moves the document and unfortunately also hides the bounding box.

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Actually there are several other times when the spacebar doesn't, can't be used or can't easily be used to hide the bounding box.  Such as:

When adjusting the blending mode.

When in one of the text tools.

When using the color picker tool.  The bounding box is hidden but the blue outline is not.

During the actual drawing using the Shape tools.

When using the corner tool.

When adjusting the opacity of the object.  If the spacebar is held down when clicking on the opacity slider the bounding box is temporarily switched off, but most tools won't work either during this period.  Handy exceptions to this are when using the Color picker tool and adjusting the blending mode.

And I'm sure I've messed many more.


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I haven't tried this in all those occations, but can you try if the H key is working for you?

- Affinity Photo 1.7.3
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-Affinity Publisher 1.7.3


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