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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. 

Thanks,

Gabe. 

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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?


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Its a very annoying hindrance not to be able to hide the bounding box of the currently selected object in both AF and AP. Such a basic oversight has been hard to fathom all these years...

Finally, I've discovered a workaround: Open the Outer Shadow effect and choose the Offset Tool. You can now select any layer and use the arrow keys to move it and see exactly what your image looks like. Note that you can use the 'v' key to toggle to the arrow and back the Offset Tool. Unfortunately you can't use the Transform Box w/the Offset Tool, (nor can you use it when pressing the spacebar).

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6 hours ago, pixeldroid said:

Its a very annoying hindrance not to be able to hide the bounding box of the currently selected object in both AF and AP. Such a basic oversight has been hard to fathom all these years...

Pressing the space bar doesn't work for you?


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If you are in AD, a trick I found is to go to the Stroke panel, click on the Pressure icon WHILE HOLDING DOWN THE SPACEBAR.  Then close the pressure window by clicking anywhere outside the Pressure window.  You can also do this with the Opacity slider.  It doesn't matter what layer is selected.  The bounding box will then stay hidden until the spacebar is pressed.  Not as good as a cmd H but it works well and is easy to do.  Just don't tell the Affinity people as they might fix the bug that allows this.😁


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For me pressing space bar isn't enough because I need the boxes to disappear while I am moving layers. I want to bounce between layers and move without this dirty great bounding box popping up. It's the first time moving to AP that I've been unimpressed.

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@brainwipe You can turn off bounding boxes while moving objects…

Context toolbar of move tool > Hide selection whilst dragging


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