Illustrator: is there a way to toggle snapping while moving anchor points?


While moving anchor points around and…

  • you currently have Snap to Point and Smart Guides turned on and

  • you momentarily don’t want the points to snap during this operation.


  • You have to exit what you’re doing (moving points) and
  • your only choice is to visit View and deselect the particular snapping modes (or alternatively hit their keyboard shortcuts)

which is fairly disruptive.


Is there a way around this?

Any solution would do; workaround, plugin, custom hack… that let’s you toggle snapping on and off while you’re moving points.


Sorry, no. There is no way to disable snapping without physically choosing the menu items.

Good feature request though. It should be like Photoshop… Control/right-click to temporarily disable snap.

Source : Link , Question Author : Henrik , Answer Author : Scott

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