How do I turn off "snap-to" in Google Drawings?

I have a ton of shapes with snapped lines to other shapes, and every time I need to rearrange shapes or drag a line elsewhere or want a line to end at a specific location, its large radius for snapping causes unwanted behavior.

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  • try pressing ctrl or shift or both – user0 Apr 26 '19 at 5:35
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    @user0 Awesome! thanks so much – Growler Apr 26 '19 at 16:08

This type of action is generally performed with pressing of SHIFT key or CTRL or both
CTRL + SHIFT across most major platforms where snapping needs to be cased in order to finetune the position of an object.

  • That doesn't appear to work in a gdoc Drawing. I've tried every combination, and my arrow still wants to snap to a pre-defined location on a circle. – tronman Oct 26 '19 at 13:38
  • cmd + shift on Mac – Yves M. Mar 18 '20 at 9:24

Hold down the ALT key while dragging the line to avoid the snap points

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    This is the only solution that works. Thanks! – Silver Ringvee May 21 '20 at 10:16

In view -> snap to, the values can either be grid, guides or null. Clicking on a 'ticked' value will untick it to null and allow movement to any position with no snapping.

  • Where is the "view -> snap" option located? – tronman Oct 26 '19 at 13:39

In Drawing, click on "Actions" and scroll down to "Snap to (X)". Then, click off the pre-selected "Guides". Tadaaa! Should work.

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