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    Default How to reset image 'handles' to older, simpler version?

    Help -- the image 'handles' on newer versions of Xara are driving me nuts, like the resize handle only on the lower-right corner, and the 'rotate' handle at top-right.
    Is there a way to revert the handles back to just the little black squares that were used on older Xara versions?
    Thanks in advance, Jon
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    Default Re: How to reset image 'handles' to older, simpler version?

    If you're using Designer Pro + not that I know of.

    In Designer Pro X click on the Show Selection Bounds Handles.

    One of the things that has always appealed to me from the time I first started using Xara in the middle 90s was the simplicity of the UI and tools.

    But over the years Xara has become less simple. Things reached the pinnacle of usefulness (IMO) when the inside of the bounding box handles resized, and the outside of the handles you could skew and on the corners rotate.

    It is not so much the extra functions that I mind now as the fact the extra options often cover up the object I am trying to modify.
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    Default Re: How to reset image 'handles' to older, simpler version?

    Here's an example of what I am complaining about above.

    I select the two eye shapes and Designer Pro+ adds a rectangular bounding box which covers the edges of the eyeballs and makes it very difficult to reposition. Selecting a line is even worse.

    In Designer Pro X the bounding box handles are out of the way and I can see what I am doing.
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    Default Re: How to reset image 'handles' to older, simpler version?

    Jon - I have moved this to the Xara Cloud forum.
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    Info Re: How to reset image 'handles' to older, simpler version?

    Eva-K replied on this earlier: https://www.talkgraphics.com/showthr...436#post628436.

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    Default Re: How to reset image 'handles' to older, simpler version?

    I can see merit in both options - perhaps if there was an option to apply transparency to the handles that might help ?
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