Photoshop: Keyboard movement increments. Pixel based modifiers

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Currently there are 3 ways to move a path specific amounts.

pressing arrow keys.
pressing arrow keys at a given Zoom. (the more zoomed the smaller the increment)
pressing arrow keys + Shift (this is unaffected by the zoom)

I would like to see Arrow Keys + command (or shift+something) for moving exactly 1 pixel. With a check box option for Snapping to the next pixels edge.

I often want move a path to the corners of pixels. I would like to select my path anchor points and just keyboard move them to these points, but its tedious to do this. the closer I zoom the more times need to tap the arrow keys. and using the mouse for each anchor point to a very small point (the 4 corners where pixels meet) is hard on the eyes and hand... specially if the pixels are similar in colour.
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Chris Cox

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What problem are you actually trying to solve?
Are you just trying to minimize/eliminate antialiasing on your vector shapes by putting the points in the pixel grid?
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Masking too.

I trace objects all the time. most of the time I want that blurred edge, but sometime a hard edge is preferred. depends what i am tracing... for this example think of it as a Font I am tracing.

I'm looking for an additional keystroke modifier.

SHIFT is 10x movement (depending on the Zoom, 100% = 10 arrow keys while 400% = 40 arrow keys... even though the SHIFT movement is the same)

I'm just asking for a another modifier. (modifier, that is the correct word for it no?)

One that i can set perhaps do 1 pixel or (better still, to next pixels edge) at any zoom level.

make sense?
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Just wondering if this was understood or considered.