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Turn off auto alignment?

Is there a way to turn off auto alignment in Power BI Desktop? I am talking about the dash lines that appeas when you move objects around the canvas, which is supposed to help you easily find alignment with other objects.

 

This constant computing of auto alignment makes dragging objects very sluggish once I have too many of them on the canvas. I simply can't drag things to where I want them to be and they are just very sticky. Is there anything I could do to resolve this? 

 

Thanks a lot for any advice!

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Re: Turn off auto alignment?

Hi @veronicaxge ,

 

This feature is called "Smart guides for aligning objects on a page“ intrduced in Power BI Desktop December 2018, If you decide you don’t want the smart guides, you can turn them off in the Report settings page of the Options dialog.

 

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Re: Turn off auto alignment?

Hi @veronicaxge ,

 

Go to View tab and then uncheck Snap to Grid.






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Re: Turn off auto alignment?

@danextian  Thanks for your prompt response! Mine is already unchecked. The objects are indeed not snapping to the grid but there're still red dashed lines that are guiding the objects to essentially align with other things on the page. 

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Re: Turn off auto alignment?

I couldn't find the option to disble that but you can use the arrows to move your visuals or the X and Y Position fields under General under Format pane when you select a visual. 






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Re: Turn off auto alignment?

Hi @veronicaxge ,

 

This feature is called "Smart guides for aligning objects on a page“ intrduced in Power BI Desktop December 2018, If you decide you don’t want the smart guides, you can turn them off in the Report settings page of the Options dialog.

 

In Desktop:

 

12.jpg

 

In Service:

11.jpg


Best regards,

 

Community Support Team _ Dong Li
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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Re: Turn off auto alignment?

@v-lid-msft  Life saver buddy! Thanks for the tip!! 

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