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Node Tool: New Distracting Line Popup in 1.7b / Can It Be Toggled?

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This new addition to the node edit tool Designer in beta 1.7 is kind of distracting, i found it easier to grab a line without this indication popping up every time i touch a line, would it be possible to add a toggle to turn it on/off on the properties bar for the node tool?

 

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The line shows a few things - 

1) That you are over the curve (as opposed to over something else) with the mouse

2) The exact position on the line where you will be grabbing it if pulling the curve

3) The exact position at which you will create a new point if clicking

4) The position of new points in associated with projected snapping

5) If two curves intersect, which of the curves will get a new point if you click (especially useful with snapping)

 

So, it's quite a useful feature for anyone that values the above help.


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Completely understandable, i can see the benefits, but given the option I would still probably turn it off.

As somebody who uses AD primarily for illustration, i like to minimize distracting helper elements as much as possible. I'm probably not alone (though i may be in the minority) when i say i turn off all snapping, guidelines, grids, helpers, and just about everything else that glows blue except for points and handles when I draw. Keeps the interface feeling more like a canvas and less like a tool.

I'm not dogging the usefulness of the addition, there are plenty of designers out there who probably welcome an extra visual aid like this, but an option to turn it off would be much appreciated for those of us who like to work distraction free. 

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It wouldn't be another option.  I will see if I can link it to the snapping options.


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True... :D

 


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1 hour ago, Ben said:

True... :D

 

And humble too...


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