How do I nudge a vector shape less than 1 pixel in Photoshop CS6?

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Moving a shape with the arrow keys results in a minimum 1 pixel move regardless of zoom level.

Prior to CS6, if you were zoomed in more than 100%, you were able to nudge shapes in sub pixel increments.
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PaulF

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Posted 6 years ago

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Chris Cox

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This was requested by UI designers.

Go to preferences and turn off the "Snap Vector Tools and Transforms to Pixel Grid" option.
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Thank you!

Generally speaking, when a new feature interferes with existing functionality, it is preferable to default to the previous behavior. In that way, the folks who requested the new behavior can go in search of, and enable it, rather than the vast majority of folks being affected.
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This really needs an easier-to-reach toggle. In general I prefer the new method, but sometimes (like when drawing a triangle with an odd number of pixels on its base) I need to be able to drop a point in between pixels and let Photoshop antialias. A checkbox in the tool bar would be fine, instead of having to go into the prefs window.
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I have created a custom action for that, but a checkbox in the toolbar would be cleaner!