Lock x or y axis while moving

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It is very hard to arrange items pixel-perfectly, for example when using the cool SnagIt auto-fill move.

Video: https://www.screencast.com/t/XnPJxxy4L

Solution: Support SHIFT-drag to lock either x or y axis.
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Gunnar Bartels

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Posted 10 months ago

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Bob Lewis

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If you hold the Ctrl Key and use the arrows it moves at smaller increments.
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Joe Morgan

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I suggest you don't drag the selection at all. Just use the arrow keys.
 Like Bob said, holding the Ctrl key "Or Shift on Windows" gives you the ability to move the selection 1 pixel at a time.

Pressing  the arrow keys moves the selection 5 pixels at a time.

Holding them down moves the selection slowly if you hold Ctrl or Shift on Windows. Faster if you do not.

I agree that a modifier key should be available and I voted yes for the idea.

Regards, Joe
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Gunnar Bartels

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Thanks, it somehow helps but a combination of slow move PLUS x/y lock would be fantastic.
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All other graphic apps on the planet support <shift> to constrain a move along X- or Y-axis. Voted yes.