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Boundingbox gone when moving element

Explorer ,
Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021

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I'm not sure if it's actually called boundingbox, because I don't use the english version of Illustrator.

I'm talking about the border/ box around an element when I select it with the move tool.

 

Also I haven't done anything with illustrator in a while, so this might be the default. But it's so stupid, I can't imagine that this is the case.

 

When I move an object the border/ box dissappears and precise movement/ allignment is impossible.

When I switch from GPU preview to CPU preview (super slow) the border is there and I can see it.

 

I attach this gif so you see my problem.

 

ezgif-6-92fb4d298a83.gif

 

Is there any way to get the box back or to always display the box when I move something? Just like it would in InDesign.

 

My System:

Illustrator 2021

iMac 27" 2019 Intel

macOS Big Sur

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Adobe Community Professional , Nov 18, 2021 Nov 18, 2021
It is a side-effect of the 'Real-Time Drawing and Editing' setting. You can turn it off under Preferences > Performance, and please vote here also: https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/40541512-add-an-option-to-show-edges-when-art-is-dragged-wi

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It is a side-effect of the 'Real-Time Drawing and Editing' setting. You can turn it off under Preferences > Performance, and please vote here also:

 

https://illustrator.uservoice.com/forums/333657-illustrator-desktop-feature-requests/suggestions/405...

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Thank you very much!
But what does Real-Time Drawing and Editing actually do? When checked and unchecked I noticed no difference with the drawing tool.

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I should have googled it before posting this reply.

For anybody looking for this: https://helpx.adobe.com/illustrator/using/real-time-editing.html

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It looks like you are moving a linked image in your example. With real-time drawing on, you will see the image when you click and drag to move or scale it. With it off, you will just see the bounding box/edges.

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