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drag the inactive selection around in Photoshop October 3, 2006

Posted by farshadf in G4 & G5 Macs, Intel Inside, Uncategorized.

While I was working in Photoshop, I accidentally found a very cool shortcut which allows you to drag the inactive selection around. Have you ever tried to make a precise rectangle selection, but dragged at the wrong position, and you had to release your mouse and re-drag again? Well, next time before you release your mouse button, hold down the Spacebar and Photoshop will allow you to drag the selection around.

Test it now:

  • use the Rectangular Marquee tool
  • drag any where in your document
  • then hold down the Spacebar
  • now you can drag the selection around

This also works for Crop and Shape tools (Photoshop and Illustrator).




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