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How to Change Silhouette Studio Selection Box Default Settings

I know I can't be the only one who's OCD starts to kick in when I select multiple shapes in Silhouette Studio and get 8683 little green rotational handles and the dimension of every single piece of the design pops up. 
Silhouette Studio, selection box settings

There's just too much going on there and I find it difficult to 'see' what I'm doing in this mode.

Silhouette Studio, selection box settings
It's easy to turn that setting off so that when multiple objects are selected each object has a box around it, but there's only one green dot.

What you want to is click the little gear at the very bottom of Silhouette Studio. This will open up the Preferences window.   In the window click Selection.

Silhouette Studio, selection box settings, preferences window

Then under the "When Many Objects Selected" category click "Single Bounding Box."  Be sure to click Apply or your selections won't save.

Silhouette Studio, selection box settings, when many objects selected, single bounding box

By doing this, when you select multiple shapes, you'll now get this result instead of the above.

Silhouette Studio, selection box settings, when many objects selected, single bounding box

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  1. THANK YOU!!! This is such a big help.

  2. Thank you!!!! I hated after the last update that it switched back to every little box! It was killing my OCD too! ;)

  3. Fantastic! Thanks so much.
    Judy D.

  4. You're amazing Melissa. Thank you.

  5. Thank you. I find it so hard to see what I am doing with all of the extra boxes when I want to size them all together.

  6. Is this the same as "select all" feature? If not, please explain. Thanks in advance.

    1. Hi Tricia,

      It's a little different. If your preferences are not set to a single bound box, when you select all, each item still has a green dot. I noticed mine was already defaulted to single but when I changed it to multiple, no matter what, there where many green dots (multiple bounding box).


  7. Thanks so much. That was driving me crazy!

  8. This is so great to know. This beginner really appreciates this tip!


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