Temporarily Quick Disable Snapping

When fine tunning design, it’s important to do it without snapping.

But Figma’s snapping system is also great.

I think it would be great to have a way to instantly disable snapping.

It could be just by pressing CTRL after start dragging to not conflict with selection.

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Yes please provide a way to quickly turn off all Snap To options! It’s a pain to click the drop-down and individually uncheck all three off and back on again! I feel like this should have more votes…

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+1 so annoying

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Upvoted! There should be a single key modifier you can use while dragging to temporarily disable all snapping. MS Office / PowerPoint uses Alt for this (on PC). Possibly assign to Ctrl or even something like Space? Should be active only while dragging, and only while modifier key is held down.

No matter how smart a snapping algorithm is, there will be times when it gets it wrong and snaps to the wrong thing, especially in a complex layout. A quick way to bypass this would decrease the annoyance factor by quite a bit.

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Upvoted as well and I echo Jim_Doria. There should be a special key I hold down while dragging an element to signify that snapping should be ignored.

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