How to Find It
- Windows: ≡ Menu -> Settings
The Settings screens, at the time of this writing, has only two settings and a help section:
At the top are keyboard shortcuts. To find them, press the question mark key. You’ll see some very helpful keys:
|?||Shortcut screen||Ctrl+x||Cut selected items|
|Ctrl+’||Cycle through full, partial, and no grid||Ctrl+c||Copy selected items|
|Ctrl+a||Select all layers||Ctrl+v||Paste selected items|
|Ctrl+s||Save project||Del||Delete selected item|
|Ctrl+shift+S||Save As||Ctrl+}||Bring selected items to top|
|Ctrl+z||Undo||Ctrl+]||Bring selected items forward|
|Ctrl+shift+Z||Redo||Ctrl+[||Send selected items backward|
|Ctrl+}||Send selected items to back|
The two settings are Canvas Grid and Units.
Canvas Grid refers to the grid lines on the Canvas workspace. The Full Grid has light lines every quarter inch/half centimeter and darker lines every inch/2 centimeters. You can change to a Partial Grid which is only the darker lines, or select No Grid to turn off the grid entirely for a plain background.
Tip: If you want to save a picture of your design, you’ll want a blank background. Bring up the Settings dialog with ≡ Menu -> Settings, then select No Grid; or use Ctrl+’ to cycle through to get a blank background. Then take a screenshot of your project. Return to the Settings dialog to return your grid to your favorite settings or use Ctrl+’ to cycle back.
You might not changes the Units setting much. This allows you to toggle between inches and centimeters.