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Why is Draw constraining drag operations to horizontal and vertical? [closed]

asked 2015-03-04 12:31:58 +0200

Wes gravatar image

updated 2020-08-16 21:44:28 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Up to version, Draw would allow you to freely drag objects around the page. If you wanted to constrain the drag operation to horizontal/vertical, you could hold down the <shift> key. Now it seems to be reversed, so I'm having to constantly hold down <shift>. I need unconstrained dragging the vast majority of the time, so this is really painful. Was this a deliberate change? If so, is there a way to toggle it off? Version, EN-GB, Draw, Mac OS 10.10.2 English (UK)

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answered 2015-03-04 13:02:44 +0200

Wes gravatar image

It appears that this was a bug. I just downloaded the latest version ( and this problem is gone.

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answered 2015-03-04 12:38:18 +0200

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Tools->Options->LibreOffice Draw->Grid

"Snap position", disable "When creating or moving objects"

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That option is turned off. The problem occurs whether this option is on or off.

Wes gravatar imageWes ( 2015-03-04 12:42:11 +0200 )edit

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