How do I disable the "snap to" feature?

Asked by Loraine A. Baird on 2009-07-09

Is there a way to disable the "snap to" feature? I haven't found such a thing in Preferences or elsewhere, and it is extremely annoying to have everything stick like a magnetic booger to every node near it when I move an object or node, or pull the direction of a gradient, unless I hit SHIFT or bump it with the arrow keys! I can see the validity of having a "snap to" for many reasons, but there are many times one would not want it, at least be able to turn it off and on as needed.

I am using a dev pre 0.47 on Ubuntu.

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Austin Martin
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2009-07-09
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2009-07-09
Best Austin Martin (ajmartin) said : #1

I know this can be quite annoying. By pressing Shift+5, %, or going into View > Snap you should be able to toggle snapping on and off. Hopefully this works for you and helps.

Thank you Austin, that was very helpful! Much appreciated!

Or just use the snapping toolbar