Turn off snap to pixel
I don't know why this suddenly appeared as a default, but there should be a way to ALWAYS turn off Snap-to-pixel. I have to turn it off every time I open a new file.
Honestly I am at the point now where I regret getting this program. Simple Things are made 10 times harder than they need to be.
I actually love the feature - but only when I'm working on web related documents. I would appreciate if the pixel perfect would be switched off by default for documents based on the print preset - and switched on by default for documents based on the web / mobile preset.
Scott Shaw commented
Please. Just add a toggle to turn it off. How hard can that be?
Bro, FIX this! People have been screaming about it for years and it would take literally half a day to fix.
This is seriously the most frustrating thing in Illustrator. I really don't understand why this is a default option in a vector program.
Please fix this, it shouldn't have been a default thing in the first place.
This option already wasted many hours of (not only my) time. I doubt anyone ever uses it. I agree: this is really annoying!
But I found a workaround:
1. make a new file, turn off snap to pixel, turn on rulers etc etc --> save as template
2. choose new from template --> choose the template you created...this way you are safe from snap to pixel
I've also noticed that it isn't consistent with different new documents. For example, when you make a new document based on the "Letter" sized template, Snap to Pixel's default is off. But if you start based on the "iPhone X" template, its default is on.
I'm switching to Affinity Designer just because of this. If they can't fix this, I'm out.
Nicholas Trylovich commented
This "feature" is terrible. Why would I want this defaulted? I've literally hotkeyed something I never use and turning it off has become a second nature keypress on every new doc I create.
Taylor Cashdan commented
Pleaseeeeeeee it’s 2020 and we deserve better 🤣
It is absurd how old this thread is and hasn't been fixed. Wasn't an issue for years and now all of a sudden I have to do this with EVERY document? Why would snap to pixel be the default in a VECTOR illustrator.
Seriously, fix this.
Mountain Chickadee 454 commented
I agree 100% !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Snap to Pixel is one of the most annoying constant painful workflow interruptions in Illustrator.
I always let my co-workers know when Illustrator goes nuts and starts automatically turning on stuff that wrecks my workflow and sends you into a spiral digging in menus trying to correct stuff.
I don't know don't why but "Snap To Pixel" is always turning on... and right in the middle of when your doing something really complicated like aligning typography all of a sudden you can't move your points and tangents around because it's randomly snapping to pixel for no reason... Incredibly annoying especially if you are something complicated and detailed that requires concentration.
They only thing more annoying was the perspective grid in the old version which would pop up all the time... that was the absolute worst. But at least with that you can now hit the escape key and it works to get out of it.
I vote for this request a million time over - please, please fix this it makes Illustrator bad for graphic design.
Exactly. It'd be great if you could set different defaults for the Snap to Pixel, Snap to Grid, Snap to Guides, and Snap to Point options.
Chris H commented
I completely agree. This is so annoying. When I start working on a project and nothing seems to align correctly with my source artwork, I remember that Adobe changed the default setting. I've scoured the settings menus and haven't found a way to have this option turned off by default.
This is another in the long list of the devs changing things that aren't broken. And with some little votes, I doubt they even look at this one. Please change the default on snap to pixel!
Peter Smith commented
I completely agree with both of these requests, but mostly the snap to pixel. Such a useless feature to be enabled by default in a program that is—in its very nature—a vector tool.
Elliot Wilkinson commented
It frustrates me that whenever I open a new RGB document the snap to pixel is automatically on, I realise it is logical, however, I wish there was just a menu option to turn it off by default.
(Also same idea for rulers, give me an option to have them auto appear in new documents)