I've turned on a weird 'path' mode in Illustrator CS

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by Lau, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Lau

    I have somehow (I suspect through a cack-handed keyboard shortcut) turned on a mode in Illustrator CS that means every time I roll over an object (not click) it highlights it all in cyan and tell me it's a "path" or "aligned" or al sorts of other things. It also makes lines appear straight across and diagonally across the screen at times if two objects line up. If I type text it highlights it all cyan.

    I'm sure this is very useful when you need it, but I don't! I'm trying to finish a project and it's driving me insane....

    Please, does someone out there know how to turn it off, or even what it's called so I can google it? Thanks.

    Screenshot: The black is the object, and it's the blue line that is evil....

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  2. macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2003
    In your Preferences, Go to Smart Guides & Slices. Check off the boxes in display options.
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2003
    You have the smart guides turned on, use apple key + U to turn them off or use the view menu to turn them off.
  4. Lau
    thread starter Guest

    And lo, they were gone. Many thanks both of you, my sanity is restored. :)

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