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Expand shape

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Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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Would be nice to have rectangles, lines and such drawn as if they are not shapes by default.
95% of the time it just annoys me. Every time I draw shape I press shortcut for expanding it. 

Scaling line shape proportionally by dragging the size is impossible. I used to make lines longer with the help of bounding box.

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Community Expert , Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

There is a way, but that means changing the Adobe Illustrator Prefs file.

Generally not a good idea, resetting prefs or updates will reset your edits.

There is an item in the prefs file: /createLiveShapes 1

If you change that to /createLiveShapes 0 you will not create shapes anymore.

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Sep 28, 2022 Sep 28, 2022

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Yes, these can be annoying under certain workflows. I'm afraid there's no way to disable live shapes.

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There is a way, but that means changing the Adobe Illustrator Prefs file.

Generally not a good idea, resetting prefs or updates will reset your edits.

There is an item in the prefs file: /createLiveShapes 1

If you change that to /createLiveShapes 0 you will not create shapes anymore.

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