Using arrow keys to nudge objects

kevinelmore Community Member Posts: 162
You may already know that you can click on an object on the screen and nudge it up, down, left, and right with the arrow keys. In the case of objects too small to click on easily or hidden behind other objects, there's another way to use the arrow keys to nudge an object. In the left-hand pane, click on the object's icon. Do not click on the object's name, as the arrow keys will only change the focus within the left-hand pane. If you click on the icon, then you are free to use the arrows to nudge the object. This is handy if it is not really feasible to click on the object itself or if you do not know what the (x, y) coordinates are going to be. And just a reminder, pressing the arrow key moves the object 1 pixel per keystroke. If you hold down the Shift key, then pressing the arrow key moves the object 10 pixels per keystroke. This allows for greater precision in positioning objects.For some, this may be obvious. I actually did not find out for 3 years. I had always relied on clicking on the object, as clicking on the name in the left-hand pane never accomplished what I wanted. Now I know that the trick is to click on the icon. Hopefully, someone else will learn this a lot more quickly than I did.Kevin