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Hiding the Blue Outline on Selected Objects?

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In Affinity Designer, is there a way to hide the blue outline surrounding the vectors on selected objects - similarly to how Adobe Illustrator hides the blue lines going forward by pressing "CTRL + H"?

I often compare adjustments to a design by doing undos/redos and the blue vector outline changes what the design looks like. 

Thanks for any help!

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Welcome to the Serif Affinity forms, Aerogel.

You might try pressing the space bar and see if that helps.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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Thanks for your quick response, @walt.farrell!

The spacebar helps in some scenarios. 

I also found turning on "Hide Selection While Dragging" (screenshot below) to be helpful. 
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As of right now, It seems that Affinity Designer currently doesn't have the functionality to turn off the vector selection at all times. 

Again, thank you Walt.

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Thanks for your quick response, @walt.farrell!

The spacebar helps in some scenarios. 

I also found turning on "Hide Selection While Dragging" (screenshot below) to be helpful. 
image.png.1eb3108fc7603579428fd1335b32e782.png


As of right now, It seems that Affinity Designer currently doesn't have the functionality to turn off the vector selection at all times. 

Again, thank you Walt.

 

 

Update:

Further working with Designer, I discovered that the blue outline goes away when you select a tool that doesn't use the outline. A tool like zoom (Z) or hand/view (H). 

If doing an undo/redo comparison and you would like to not have the blue lines displaying, you can select the zoom (Z) or hand/view (H) tool before toggling through the undo/redo comparisons. 

Edited by Aerogel
accuracy and spelling updates.

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The space bar gives you the View (Hand) tool temporarily.


-- Walt

Windows 10 Home, version 1909 (183623.476),
   Desktop: 16GB memory, Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz, GeForce GTX 970
   Laptop:  8GB memory, Intel Core i7-3625QM @ 2.30GHz, Intel HD Graphics 4000 or NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Affinity Photo 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.650 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.8.3.641 and 1.8.4.651 Beta.

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