Turning off "snap to pixel grid" should turn snapping off!

This still frustrates me to no end. “Snap to Pixel Grid Disabled” should mean exactly that, no matter what type of node is selected. Apparently there is a Figma product owner out there who insists on dying on this hill. Please, someone talk them out of it!

Or at least, explain the rational, because – I don’t know – maybe there is valid merit to this decision.

Otherwise, dvaliao’s forwarded statement saying “Certain layer types (frames/instances/components/widgets) will always snap to pixel grid no matter what, so this is an expected behavior,” smells terrible.


This is so frustrating!


Just this “intended feature” alone takes up 50% of my workflow of trying to find workarounds.


Tip: use Rectangles instead of Frames

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Why? So frustrating when trying to making icons. Please fix!


Just make it optional. This will please both developers and users.


Same Problem here, please just fix it quickly. Its really annoying if your willed to work exactly.


Whoever decided this shouldn’t be allowed to decide things, this is absurdly awful behaviour.

When you have settings that only function on certain objects but not others, it creates ambiguity, and creates an absolutely awful user experience.

This is NOT a feature, this is a bug


I’m having the same issue. This forced snapping makes illustration and icon creation nearly impossible. It does make some sense for frames, but it’s incredibly frustrating since the width and height of an object are still allowed to have decimal places. This means that some objects can be resized but then never aligned properly with other items.

I also agree with other commenters that whoever pushed for this change needs to be more mindful of the user experience. This issue forced me to open another app to edit the vectors, which is something I haven’t had to do in a very long time.

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This is genuinely one of the biggest issues with Figma and a huge reason why I (and apparently many other users) can’t illustrate–among other things–in this program. Incredibly frustrating and adds so much unnecessary time having to work around it. There’s no reasoning that makes any sense for why selecting “turn OFF snap to pixel” would not, in fact, fully turn off snap to pixel. Absolutely a bug - not a feature nor expected behavior.

Hello! I have this problem. Any new update on the resolution?

This is one of the reasons I have to keep Illustrator open. I can’t create proper illustrations or or icons when it insists on snapping to a grid. Sorry but I don’t have the time to waste to modify the X or Y coordinates manually.

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this needs to be fixed.

It just explodes my brain. And gives me a very annoying user experience.

This is hugely annoying. I’m now experiencing an issue in my icon document where I cannot continue to create new frames without displacing them manually using the X-Y positioning.

Even worse, it seems that my former ‘off the grid’ -grid is positioned rightly on the round pixels. Now when I create a frame, it snaps ‘off grid’. On the Y it appears to be rounded somewhere halfway the actual grid. - complicated to explain, but right now my frames automatically snap somewhere halfway the grid. I have to manually fix this by decimals.

What the heck.

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Can your devs explain why they think that it’s intentional to snap to pixel grid when “snap to pixel grid” is disabled? In every other software I used, it meant that you are able to move it around at the subpixel level with your mouse or arrow keys.

To me it seems support agrees that this is a bug, so that’s the classic case of support and users vs devs. :laughing: Upvoted.


How can this still be a thing dating back to October 2021? How are people using this for professional work if you can literally be painted into a corner, and stuck typing numbers to position something properly.


I’m encountering this issue and it’s a real problem. Please please fix this! :pray:

I would love to see this fixed, was quite surprised to see this is considered ‘intended’.

With vectors points, you can hold “control” on mac to move them fluidly to fractional positions. This should be the case with all objects. I can’t get my designs to align properly right now unless I manually type the positions, which is way too time consuming.

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This is so dumb.

Not expecting it to change, but it’s so dumb.

At least change the setting’s name. Turning off “Snap To Grid” and having things still snap to a grid is the most confusing thing…

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