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Red alignment lines have disappeared

I have been using Figma for several months now. I am using the desktop app on Mac. When you drag an object around it used to show red alignment lines which automatically appeared/disappeared to indicate when your object was in alignment with the centres or edges of other objects.

This stopped working a few weeks ago. I am not sure in which version it stopped, but I do update regularly. I am currently using version 102.9 on macOS Big Sur 11.4.

At first I thought I was going mad and it was a setting or flag I had changed, but I have just double checked the browser version in Firefox 91.02 and it works fine.

Is this a bug?

Cheers Simon.

Hey @Simon_Buckingham,

This isn’t a bug we’re aware of. Have you tried clearing your desktop app’s cache yet?

Here’s how to clear the desktop app cache on a Mac:

  1. Quit the Figma desktop app
  2. Open Terminal.app and enter the following command:
    rm -rf “$HOME/Library/Application Support/Figma/”{Desktop,DesktopProfile}
  3. Try opening the desktop app again and let us know how it goes

Hi dvaliao. Thanks doing that seems to have fixed the problem.

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