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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0011932ScribusCanvaspublic2016-12-08 22:04
Reportera_winkler Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Platformx86_64OSUbuntuOS Version3.10
Product Version1.5.0svn 
Target Version1.5.4 
Summary0011932: Snapping to guides doesn't work at high zoom levels
DescriptionMoving objects with the selector tool is possible just in discrete steps of 1pt, but not in finer steps. This has the effect that at high zoom levels, moved objects are likely not to snap to guides, namely when 1pt corresponds to at least two times the 'Snap distance' setting or more in screen pixels.

There are two obvious workarounds for this issue:
1) Zoom out. However, it seems paradoxical that one has to zoom out to be able to snap to guides precisely.
2) Increase the 'Snap distance' setting. However, this may have unwanted side effects at lower zoom levels.

A proper fix would be to allow moving objects with the selector tool in finer steps (0.01 pt), like it is possible when moving guides or when resizing objects for example.
Steps To ReproduceThe following can be reproduced with the default snap distance of 10 px and a full HD screen resolution (possibly also on lower screen resolutions):
1) Create a new document with margin guides at 40pt and set the current unit to pt.
2) Create a rectangular shape with stroke color set to 'None' and place it at (40,5pt / 40,5pt), please see the screenshot.
3) Zoom in to the top left corner of the margin guides at the highest possible zoom level (3200%)
4) You wont be able to snap the rectangular shape to the margin guides by moving it with the mouse.


has duplicate 0012189 closed Object alignment problems at high magnification. 
related to 0012921 closedjghali Snap to grid doesn't work if frame is partially outside page 
related to 0011647 confirmed Alignment functions don't work uniformally with lines of width greater than hairline 
child of 0002935 acknowledgedsubik Metabug: Guide Dialog 



2014-01-07 20:32


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2014-07-14 16:03

updater   ~0032736

PeterBenedek opened a duplicate issue (0012189) and wrote:
K├Ârnyezet: Linux Mint 16 "Petra"
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2016-05-10 12:36

updater   ~0040930

Peter, did you thicken the object borders at all ? I ask because of 0014020


2016-05-14 09:24

developer   ~0041019

Last edited: 2016-05-14 09:26

I do not understand... :-(

This is really disturbing:
"Zoom out. However, it seems paradoxical that one has to zoom out to be able to snap to guides precisely."

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2014-01-07 20:32 a_winkler New Issue
2014-01-07 20:32 a_winkler File Added: snapHighZoomLevel.png
2014-07-14 16:00 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012189
2014-07-14 16:03 Kunda Note Added: 0032736
2014-07-14 16:04 Kunda Target Version => 1.5.1
2014-07-27 12:47 Kunda Relationship added child of 0002935
2015-09-14 17:36 Kunda Relationship added related to 0012921
2016-01-23 17:16 cbradney Target Version 1.5.1 => 1.5.3
2016-05-09 16:36 Kunda Tag Attached: snapping
2016-05-10 12:36 Kunda Note Added: 0040930
2016-05-10 12:37 Kunda Relationship replaced has duplicate 0012189
2016-05-14 09:24 PeterBenedek Note Added: 0041019
2016-05-14 09:26 PeterBenedek Note Edited: 0041019
2016-05-23 14:02 Kunda Relationship added related to 0011647
2016-12-08 22:04 Kunda Target Version 1.5.3 => 1.5.4